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Whats the correct way of doing a spinal tap for opening pressure? I have a v.P shunt that shouldnt have been placed. Has edema and pain along the path

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In brief: Depends

Shunts can have all kinds of complications.
I'd talk with the neurosurgeon that placed the shunt first. Make sure there is not something wrong with the shunt itself before having a spinal tap.

In brief: Depends

Shunts can have all kinds of complications.
I'd talk with the neurosurgeon that placed the shunt first. Make sure there is not something wrong with the shunt itself before having a spinal tap.
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