Fluoroscopic guided lumbar puncture

Case contributed by Dr Calvin Gan

Presentation

Failed lumbar punctures on the ward

Patient Data

Age: 51
Gender: Female
Fluoroscopy

Informed consent obtained.

Patient positioned prone.

Sterile prep and drape.

1% lignocaine local anaesthetic.

Under fluoroscopic guidance via posterior approach a 22G spinal needle was inserted into the L2/3 vertebral 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: 45063
Case created: 13th May 2016
Last edited: 13th May 2016
System: Spine
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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