Complications of lumbar puncture in a child treated for leukaemia

Pediatr Radiol. 2005 Nov;35(11):1121-4. doi: 10.1007/s00247-005-1509-4. Epub 2005 May 19.


Lumbar puncture may lead to neurological complications. These include intracranial hypotension, cervical epidural haematomas, and cranial and lumbar subdural haematomas. MRI is the modality of choice to diagnose these complications. This report documents MRI findings of such complications in a child treated for leukaemia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Spinal / diagnosis*
  • Hematoma, Epidural, Spinal / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Hypotension / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Hypotension / etiology*
  • Leukemia / cerebrospinal fluid*
  • Leukemia / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Spinal Puncture / adverse effects*