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Lumbar Punctures
Lumbar Punctures
A lumbar punctures is a procedure in which a needle is used to access the subarachnoid space. This may be used to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic purposes, or therapeutic purposes in order to deliver drugs.

Indications for Lumbar Puncture



  • CSF collection for lab analysis
  • CSF pressure measurement
  • Intrathecal injection of anaesthesia, chemotherapy or other medications
  • Injection of dye for myelography
Last updated on April 22nd, 2019