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spinal tap vs myelogram

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Lumbar puncture: The most common cause for a spinal tap is to get spinal fluid to analyze for infection and in some cases to look for tumor cells if that is suspected. ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Lumbar puncture: The spinal cord has three layers, the dura, arachnoid and the pia. The cerebrospinal fluid is sub arachnoid. A "lumbar puncture" is placing a spina ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Injection of dye: They both involve a needle being placed into the spinal canal. In a lp, cerebrospinal fluid is removed from the canal, while in a myelogram a dye is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Not sure: I am not sure of the question. CSF leak after lumbar puncture is not uncommon. It usually takes about a week to heal. Blood patches may help. CSF leak ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends : It may be more difficult. It depends on the degree and type of fusion. Usually the metal screws and rods are along the sides of the spine so that the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
12 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Hello. Your findings can be the cause of your complaints. To assess further, I would recommend a full consultation. If interested we can set up a time ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Need more info: findings of disc and stenosis may or may not be surgical,. typically anti inflammatories, muscle relaxants, gabapentin/lyrica as well as epidural ster ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Knierim
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Electrophoresis: A pattern of oligoclonal banding may become apparent with protein electrophoresis. This coupled with Imaging and physical diagnosis with appropriate ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably unrelated: Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) almost never causes infection. If it did, the main symptoms would be severe headache and perhaps back pain, and probably ... Read More

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