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what is the difference between a lumbar puncture and a myelogram

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 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 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
No, they are the: same procedure and you are given local anesthesia prior in both. You might be able to receive sedation prior to CSF testing but probably not if pregna ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
same: They are the same.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Normal: It is perfectly normal to be nervous about this, but its a simple procedure. If your doctor is okay with it, ask to take a sedative just before the ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O SPINAL TRAUMA: After a lumbar puncture, which may be done to evaluate for meningitis , encephalitis or MS. You may suffer from a severe spinal headache and/or pain a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Any headache?: #1 adverse effect of lumbar puncture is post-procedure headache, which is treated with lying flat and drinking lots of water besides the pain meds. B ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Positional: In the side-lying position intracranial pressure as measured during lumbar puncture should be between 100 and 150 cm of water pressure. If pressure is ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
My understanding: is that lumbar puncture may sometimes be helpful for both diagnostic reasons as well as therapeutic in idiopathic intracranial hypertension a symptom ... Read More

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