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  1. JAMA Patient Page: Lumbar Puncture (American Medical Association) - PDF  
    ... of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE Lumbar Puncture L umbar punctur e, also called a spinal ... it is needed. WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A LUMBAR PUNCTURE During a lumbar puncture, you either lie on ...
  2. Spinal tap; Ventricular puncture; Lumbar puncture; Cisternal puncture; Cerebrospinal fluid culture ... different ways to get a sample of CSF. Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) is the most common method. To ...
  3. KidsHealth > Parents > General Health > Sick Kids > Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap) Print A A A Text Size What's in this article? What It Is Why It's Done Preparation The Procedure What ...
  4. A lumbar puncture, or spinal tap, is a procedure to collect cerebrospinal fluid to check for the presence of disease or injury. A spinal needle is inserted, usually between the 3rd ... properly positioned in the subarachnoid space (the space between ...
  5. ... liquid cushion. CSF is usually obtained through a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). During the procedure, a needle is inserted usually between the 3rd and 4th lumbar vertebrae and the CSF fluid is collected for ...
  6. Glossary of MS Terms (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)  
    ... cord and enhancement with contrast on MRI imaging. Lumbar puncture A diagnostic procedure that uses a hollow needle ( ... visualized. It is performed in conjunction with a lumbar puncture and injection of a special X-ray contrast ...
  7. How Is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Found? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... tests in our detailed document Leukemia: Acute Lymphocytic . Lumbar puncture A lumbar puncture (or spinal tap) is done to look for ... if it has leukemia cells in it. A lumbar puncture can also be used to put drugs into ...
  8. ... document Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer . Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) This test is used to look ... given something to make them sleep so the lumbar puncture can be done more easily and safely. A ...
  9. How Is Rhabdomyosarcoma Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... are looked at and tested for cancer cells. Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) Lumbar puncture is not a common test for RMS, but ...
  10. How Is Childhood Leukemia Diagnosed? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... tell if the leukemia is responding to treatment. Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) This test is used to look ... In children already diagnosed with leukemia, the first lumbar puncture is also used to give chemotherapy drugs into ...
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