lumbar puncture

lumbar puncture

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A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure in which a needle is inserted through the skin of the lower back between two vertebrae, or bones of the spinal column, into the spinal canal. A sample of the cerebrospinal fluid is then removed and sent to a laboratory for testing.

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