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Lumbar Punctures

Opening Pressure

February 15th, 2021

Measuring Opening Pressure

  • How to Measure

  • Attach the manometer with three way tap directly onto the needle.
Hold the 0 mark on the manometer at the level of the needle, and hold the manometer tubing up vertically.
The opening pressure is indicated by the level that the fluid reaches in the manometer fluid.
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