Lumbar puncture

Miles S. Ellenby, Ken Tegtmeyer, Susanna Lai, Dana A.V. Braner

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Lumbar puncture is indicated for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. Knowledge of the contraindications, the pertinent anatomy, and the methods to minimize the risk of complications is necessary for the safe and efficient performance of lumbar puncture. This procedure video demonstrates how to perform a lumbar puncture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e12+1306
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 28 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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