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Lumbar punctures (LPs) are relatively safe procedures. However, some of the complications include: Post-lumbar puncture headache This is one of the most common complications after LP and occurs in 10-30% of patients receiving a LP. This is due to leakage of cerebrospinal fluid from the ...

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Normal and Abnormal Cerebrospinal Fluid

Normal Cerebrospinal Fluid The photos shown here is that of normal cerebrospinal fluid after a lumbar puncture. Normal cerebrospinal fluid is colourless and odorless. Xanthochromia The cerebrospinal fluid here shows xanthochromia (Figure 1), meaning of yellow discolorization. Presence of xanthrochromia means that there is presence of ...

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