American Journal of Medical Case Reports
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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018, 6(5), 79-80
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-5-1
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Subdural Hematoma Following Accidental Lumbar Puncture: A Case Report

Ali Al Mashani1, Neeraj Salhotra1, , Nilay Chaterji1, Mohammad Hadad1, Mohammad Hashim1 and Tariq Al Saadi1

1Department of Neurosurgery, Institution Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman, p o 90 p c 116

Pub. Date: June 07, 2018

Cite this paper:
Ali Al Mashani, Neeraj Salhotra, Nilay Chaterji, Mohammad Hadad, Mohammad Hashim and Tariq Al Saadi. Subdural Hematoma Following Accidental Lumbar Puncture: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2018; 6(5):79-80. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-6-5-1


Subdural haemtoma developing after a lumbar puncture is an an uncommonly seen entity but is reported in literature. We also encountered a young lady who underwent accidental lumbar puncture during epidural anesthesia for caesarian section and later started complaining of headache. Examination did not reveal any gross sensory motor deficit. MRI brain done for headache however picked up the subdural hematoma with pressure effects. Patient underwent burrhole and evacuation of subdural hematoma. Postoperative period was uneventful Patient was discharged home with advice to follow up in OPD.

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