lumbar puncture


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lumbar puncture

n.
The insertion of a hollow needle beneath the arachnoid membrane of the spinal cord in the lumbar region to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes or to administer a drug.

lumbar puncture

n
(Medicine) med insertion of a hollow needle into the lower region of the spinal cord to withdraw cerebrospinal fluid, introduce drugs, etc

lumbar puncture


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A method of obtaining cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic purposes by injecting a needle between two vertebrae at the base of the spine; also used for administering drugs for treatment or anesthesia.
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Noun1.lumbar puncture - removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
Translations
lumbální punkce
punción lumbar
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She had so many lumbar punctures that she stopped counting at 60.
On day 12 (D12), before and after a programmed lumbar puncture procedure, the patient underwent noninvasive intracranial pressure (ICP-NI) monitoring and all the usual CSF measurements and analysis.
Studies are carried out worldwide regarding the necessity of lumbar puncture (LP) in children presenting with first episode of fever with fits.
The most common diagnostic test ordered was EEG (76%), followed by brain imaging (57%), organic acids (38%), and lumbar puncture (17%).
Ease" was defined as obtaining a successful lumbar puncture with minimum manipulations in the first attempt itself.
Repeat lumbar puncture indicated an opening pressure of 46 cm H2O but improvement of all other clinical parameters (Table).
Although cryptococcal meningitis is rare, lumbar puncture and cryptococcal antigen test should be performed in elderly adults with venous sinus dysplasia to aid the differential diagnosis and avoid delays in the initiation of treatment.
If validated in larger studies, the new prediction rule--which does not require cerebrospinal fluid--could limit lumbar punctures, antibiotic use, and unnecessary hospitalizations among infants at negligible risk of serious bacterial infections (SBI).
John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, recorded a conclusion of accidental death on the 46-year-old health and safety manager from Colwyn Bay because, he said, the lumbar puncture was a "key component" in her death even though the actual cause of death in May, 2012 was natural.
Lumbar puncture (LP) is a procedure commonly performed to assess neurological diseases such as meningitis and multiple sclerosis, measure brain enzymes and metabolite levels, administrate intrathecal chemotherapy, and measure the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure (Kluge et al.
A lumbar puncture under these circumstances could prove fatal.
An attempt for lumbar puncture was defined as separate skin puncture with spinal needle for lumbar puncture.