Ryba, L.; Doležalová, L.
September 2012
Czecho-Slovak Pediatrics / Cesko-Slovenska Pediatrie;2012, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p351
Academic Journal
Lumbar punction is commonly used as diagnostic approach since 19th century. Lately doctors became aware of possible serious complications (brain herniation) and many lumbar punctures have been avoided. The skill to perform this procedure fell down. We assembled two-year data about lumbar punctions on common districtal pediatric ward.


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