Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Surgery » Lumbar puncture
 

Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture: A lumbar puncture is a minor surgical procedure to place a needle into the subarachnoid space of the spinal column to obtain cerebrospinal fluid for laboratory analysis or to administer therapeutics (e.g. spinal anesthetic).

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Lumbar puncture

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Lumbar puncture:

Anesthetic Requirements for Lumbar puncture

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Lumbar puncture may include:

Procedure Complications: Lumbar puncture

Possible surgical complications of Lumbar puncture may include:

  • Tonsillar herniation (movement of cerebellar tonsils) due to increased intracranial pressure
  • Nerve root injury
  • Spinal headache
  • Arterial puncture

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Lumbar puncture

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent.

Lumbar puncture: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Lumbar puncture: One hour.

Descriptions of Lumbar puncture

Lumbar puncture: A procedure in which a needle is put into the lower part of the spinal column to collect cerebrospinal fluid or to give anticancer drugs intrathecally. Also called a spinal tap.
Source: National Institute of Health

Lumbar puncture: Tapping of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.
Source: Diseases Database

Lumbar puncture : procedure where a needle is inserted into the spinal column between the lumbar vertebrae; preformed for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons.
Source: CRISP

Lumbar puncture: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Lumbar puncture) include:

More Surgery Topics

  • Laparoscopic pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • Laparoscopic partial colectomy
  • Laparoscopic partial thyroidectomy
  • Laparoscopic proctocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic prophylactic oophorectomy
  • Laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic proximal subtotal gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopic pyloroplasty
  • Laparoscopic radical cystoprostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
  • Laparoscopic rectal prolapse surgery
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise