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Epidermoid spinal cord tumour after lumbar puncture

Lookup NU author(s): Peter Crawford, Emeritus Professor Alan Craft


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A 5 year old boy developed an implantation dermoid tumour after a lumbar puncture in infancy. A survey of senior paediatricians has shown it to be common practice to use an unstiletted needle for lumbar puncture in small children. A stiletted needle is recommended for all such procedures.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Halcrow, S. J., Crawford, P. J., Craft, A. W.

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 1985

Volume: 60

Issue: 10

Pages: 978-979

Print publication date: 01/10/1985

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044


DOI: 10.1136/adc.60.10.978

PubMed id: 4062352