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Lumbar Punctures

Contraindications to Lumbar Puncture

February 15th, 2021


  • Absolute

  • Papilloedema
  • Signs of raised ICP on CT - mass lesion, ventricular compression, midline shift, obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Don't insert a needle through infected tissue
  • Relative

  • Coagulopathy - based on clinical situation
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