Progressive back pain due to epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection: a rare complication of lumbar puncture in adolescents
Keywords:adolescent, complications, epidural, hygroma, lumbar puncture
Lumbar puncture is commonly performed in Pediatrics. Common complications include headache and mild pain at the puncture site. Uncommon complications after the procedure, such as epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection, have rarely been described in children and adolescents.
The authors present the clinical report of an adolescent with symptomatic epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection following a non-traumatic lumbar puncture.
Diagnosis (including magnetic resonance imaging findings), treatment, clinical course, and prognosis associated with epidural cerebrospinal fluid collection are reported.
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