There is room for improvement in the prevention and treatment of headache after lumbar puncture.

Stendell L, Fomsgaard JS, Olsen KS


The incidence of post dural puncture headache (PDPH) after lumbar puncture (LP) can be reduced from 36% to 0-9% by the use of an atraumatic needle size 24 gauge (G)/0.56 mm rather than a traumatic needle size 22 G/0.7 mm.