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Lumbar puncture 

Lumbar puncture
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Lumbar puncture
Author(s):

Paul Margetts

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0033
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date: 26 October 2021

Undertaking lumbar puncture in the intensive care patient can be technically challenging due to patient positioning and body habitus. Ultrasound guidance can improve the success rate and is relatively easy to learn. This chapter describes the normal sonoanatomy of the lumbar spine and how to use ultrasound to guide lumbar puncture.

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