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What is a lumbar puncture?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Diagnostic test
A lumbar puncture is a test where a needle is inserted into the spinal canal to draw out a small amount of cerebral spinal fluid for diagnostic testing purposes, such as diagnosing meningitis.

In brief: Diagnostic test
A lumbar puncture is a test where a needle is inserted into the spinal canal to draw out a small amount of cerebral spinal fluid for diagnostic testing purposes, such as diagnosing meningitis.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: A diagnostic test.
A lumbar puncture usually refers to a procedure that removes a small amount of CSF from the sack that surrounds the spinal cord.
It is also sometimes called a spinal tap.

In brief: A diagnostic test.
A lumbar puncture usually refers to a procedure that removes a small amount of CSF from the sack that surrounds the spinal cord.
It is also sometimes called a spinal tap.
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Dr. Joseph Mele
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