Stylet reinsertion may be an unnecessary risk for complications in LP

A study of post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) has shown that stylet reinsertion does not decrease the risk of pain following lumbar puncture (LP). As this common practice poses a theoretical risk of complications it should be discontinued, research carried out at Umeå University Sweden suggests.

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