How is the risk of a post-lumbar puncture (LP) headache reduced?

Updated: Aug 02, 2018
  • Author: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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The smaller the needle used for the lumbar puncture, the lower the risk that the patient will experience a post–lumbar puncture headache.

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