TITLE

COMMENTARY: Review: Success of lumbar puncture is enhanced by reinserting the stylet before removing the needle

AUTHOR(S)
Haydel, Micelle J.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 146 Issue 2, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments about a study which states that the success of lumbar puncture (LP) is enhanced by reinserting the stylet before removing the needle. Post-LP headache is the most common complication of LP and is theoretically caused by a reduction in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume from a persistent leak through the LP puncture site. Although few studies addressed its accuracy, the CSF analysis was routinely used to identify patients with bacterial meningitis.
ACCESSION #
24685678

 

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