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Lumbar Puncture Procedure

Purpose: 1. To remove cerebrospinal fluid by gravity flow in order to: a. Secure specimen for diagnosis b. Relieve intracranial pressure c. Introduce drugs in therapy. d. Introduce air or opaque liquid before taking X-ray for diagnosis 2. To determine the pressure within the cerebrospinal canal. Point to Remember: Observe strict asepsis. See to it […]