Lumbar Puncture

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This four-page illustrated handout helps people prepare for a lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, which is a test that involves the removal of a small amount of fluid from the spinal column at the lower back. It provides a basic step-by-step explanation of what will happen during the test, and after. The document identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately, clarifying those for which to call 911.

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Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Spinal cord, Spinal puncture
Copyright:
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Date Last Reviewed:
5/1/2010
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