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Epidermoid spinal cord tumour after lumbar puncture.
  1. S J Halcrow,
  2. P J Crawford,
  3. A W Craft


    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.

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