Intraparenchymal haemorrhage after a cerebrospinal fluid tap-test for secondary normal pressure hydrocephalus

Paolo Missori, Gianluca Coppola, Sergio Paolini, Francesco Pierelli, Antonio Currà

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Abstract

The lumbar tap test as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus is used widely. Complications from lumbar punctures are rare. We report a man who underwent a tap-test for secondary normal pressure hydrocephalus, and after clinical improvement, suffered a fatal intraparenchymal brain haemorrhage three days later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)914-916
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Haemorrhage
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraparenchymal
  • Tap-test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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