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Lumbar Punctures

Positioning for LP



  • Lateral position - patient lying in lateral decubitus with lumbar spine flush with edge of the bed and knees drawn upward toward the chest
  • Sitting position - Patient sitting up, leaning against a table in front of them (shouldn't be used to measure CSF pressure)
Last updated on January 1st, 2018