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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We describe a case of unsuccessful lumbar puncture in a patient with achondroplasia and review the anatomical and radiological abnormalities observed for the patient.
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Lumbar puncture showed an opening pressure of 60 mm.
A A LUMBAR puncture is when fluid is taken from around the spinal cord by inserting a needle through one of the discs in the base of the spine.
CT scanning prior to lumbar puncture is recommended in adults with a history of immunocompromise, new-onset seizure, or known structural CNS disease, as well as those with papilledema, abnormal level of consciousness, or any focal neurologic deficit on examination.
The lumbar puncture alone was dangerous for a patient like Linda.
A lumbar puncture revealed clear cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with an opening pressure of 15 cm [H.
If encephalitis is suspected, lumbar puncture should be performed after neuroimaging and electroencephalogram.
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