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Lumbar Puncture: What to expect and how to prepare

Lumbar Puncture: What to expect and how to prepare
Abstract

This handout explains a lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap. It includes how to prepare, what to expect during and after the exam, and how to get the test results.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2015
Revision Date
04/2020
PDFs
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General Subject
Patient Care Procedures & Instructions
Therapeutic Procedures
Specific Subject/Keyword
Radiology
Spinal Cord
Spinal Puncture
Spine
Languages
English
Record ID
4323