Fluoroscopic guided lumbar puncture

Case contributed by Dr Calvin Gan


Difficult lumbar puncture on the ward

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Male

Informed consent obtained.

Patient positioned prone.

Sterile prep and drape.

1% lignocaine local anesthetic.

Under fluoroscopic guidance via posterior approach a 22G spinal needle was inserted into the L3/4 intervertebral space.

CSF samples obtained.

Needle removed and dressing applied.

No peri procedural complications observed.

Case Discussion

Lumbar puncture performed in fluoroscopy in the prone position.

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Case information

rID: 45062
Published: 13th May 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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