Postdural Puncture Headache (PDPH)

Michael C. Plewa; Scott C. Dulebohn


Postdural puncture headache (PDPH) is a potential expected complication of a lumbar puncture Incidence has been estimated quite variable in the literature, but may be approximately 10% to 40% of LP procedures, but can be as low as 2% when small gauge (less than or equal to 24 gauge) non-cutting needles are used.