spinal puncture

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Noun1.spinal 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
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Demographic data of patients (Age, weight, height and physical status), comorbid diseases, position of patient while performing spinal anesthesia, the number of spinal puncture attempts, mobility of patients after spinal anesthesia and the incidence of post-dural puncture headache were recorded.
Spinal puncture was done using 25 G needle at L3-L4 space and drugs were given after confirming CSF aspiration.
Post spinal puncture headache, an old problem and new concepts: review of articles about predisposing factors.
Conclusion: Spinal puncture should not be performed higher than the L3-L4 intervertebral space in Chinese patients having low backache unless the position of the lower end of the spinal cord is identified by prior MRI.
SPINAL/EPIDURAL HEMATOMA Epidural or spinal hematomas have occurred in patients treated with XARELTO[R] who are receiving neuraxial anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture.
Participants in the study also underwent spinal puncture tests that revealed they had normal amyloid levels in their cerebrospinal fluid.
Both products feature a black-box warning in the safety labeling regarding the risk for epidural or spinal hematomas in patients undergoing spinal/epidural anesthesia or spinal puncture.