lumbar puncture

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lumbar puncture

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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.
Matthew, who is now one, had a Hickman line fitted and was given almost a dozen lumbar punctures, 10 blood transfusions, two platelet transfusions, three ultrasounds and four x-rays as well a countless antibiotics and other medication.
Every other day, lumbar punctures were performed and showed opening pressures as high as 49 cm[H.
Placement of a ventricular-peritoneal shunt was deferred, and the patient required frequent lumbar punctures to relieve elevated intracranial pressure.
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).
A SCAN to spot meningitis in babies within seconds has been developed to replace painful lumbar punctures.
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In present study, all lumbar punctures were performed by same investigator who has 12 years of experience in clinical anaesthetic practice to avoid the experience related bias.
Lumbar punctures, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and blood and urine tests will monitor the subjects' progress over the course of ten visits.
But at the same time it's very difficult for us to schedule lumbar punctures on all our HIV patients.
At that time, (some time between 1962 and 1965), she was undergoing lumbar punctures to discover the cause of the grand mal seizures that had developed following a routine tonsillectomy when she was seven.
Lumbar punctures are commonly performed by both medical and anaesthetic trainees but in different contexts.