Cauda equina syndrome following a lumbar puncture.

  title={Cauda equina syndrome following a lumbar puncture.},
  author={Alexandra J Sinclair and Camille Carroll and Brendan Davies},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={16 5},
Lumbar puncture (LP), a common diagnostic procedure, is usually associated with low morbidity. We describe the case of a 29-year-old woman who underwent a non-traumatic LP in the setting of normal coagulation. Cauda equina syndrome subsequently developed secondary to an extradural spinal haematoma. Avoidance, identification and management of this uncommon complication are discussed. Iatrogenic cauda equina syndrome following LP is rare, but can cause significant morbidity. Our patient's… CONTINUE READING