Postdural Puncture Headache

Last Updated: September 29 2022

Postdural puncture headache is a complication of a lumbar puncture (aka spinal tap) — a procedure that involves inserting a needle into the spine to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The headache occurs within 5 days of lumbar puncture and is caused by low CSF pressure due to leakage.

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