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Lumbar Punctures
 
 

Contraindications to Lumbar Puncture

 
 
 
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Overview

    • 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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