No significant effect of an 'atraumatic' needle on incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache or traumatic tap

Marc E Lenaerts, J. L. Pepin, S. Tombu, J. Schoenen

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Abstract

We compared the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache and of red blood cells in the first CSF sample (traumatic tap) in 35 inpatients punctured with a standard 20 G Yale needle and in 26 patients punctured with Sprotte's 'atraumatic' needle. No significant difference was found between the two groups in incidence of headache or in frequency of traumatic taps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-297
Number of pages2
JournalCephalalgia
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • atraumatic needle
  • post-lumbar puncture headache
  • traumatic tap

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  • Clinical Neurology

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No significant effect of an 'atraumatic' needle on incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache or traumatic tap. / Lenaerts, Marc E; Pepin, J. L.; Tombu, S.; Schoenen, J.

In: Cephalalgia, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1993, p. 296-297.

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