Lumbar punction: why and how

Lumbar Puncture Nejm (Health And Medical Video May 2018).

Lumbar puncture is an analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid, which helps in the diagnosis of many diseases.

The brain is covered with three shells - hard, spider and soft. The space between the spider and soft shell is filled with cerebrospinal (spinal) fluid, or liquor. It is associated with a similar space surrounding the spinal cord.

What is lumbar puncture?

Cerebrospinal fluid freely circulates between the spinal cord and the brain, while performing a number of important functions:

Lumbar punction: why and how

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