A post–dural puncture headache is a potential complication of a lumbar puncture. Physicians should be able to readily diagnose and treat this potential complication. Described here is a patient who developed an unresolving post–dural puncture headache that then developed into a subdural hematoma. A subdural hematoma is a rare complication following lumbar punctures. Unresolving headaches following a lumbar puncture should prompt aggressive investigation.
Gaucher DJ, Perez JA. Subdural Hematoma Following Lumbar Puncture. Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(16):1904-1905. doi:10.1001/archinte.162.16.1904