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Performing the Lumbar Puncture (Part 1)

In the video shown here, the patient is in the left lateral recumbent position. The lumbosacral region of the patient is clearly exposed. The doctor has put on sterile gloves and is applying disinfectant over the lumbar region. Sterile draping is then applied as shown ...

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Performing the Lumbar Puncture (Part 2)

By palpating onto the iliac crest and spinal processes of the back, the site of needle puncture for lumbar puncture (LP) is identified. As the spinal cord ends at the level of L2 in adults, the spinal needle can be inserted safely between the L3/4 ...

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