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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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