lumbar puncture

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Synonyms for lumbar puncture

removal by centesis of fluid from the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region of the spinal cord for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes

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I had to rest for another ten days and then I had to have a lumber puncture.
X-rays so far on his spine and pelvis are all right, but he is having a lumber puncture and there is still some worry about his spleen.
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After other tests were performed, a lumber puncture was carried out which led to the diagnosis.
A lumber puncture showed he had pneumococcal meningitis, the most deadly form of the disease.
But a lumber puncture showed it wasn't meningitis but a viral infection which was dangerous because of her size.
He's on crutches on the moment because he's been having pain in his knees but that seems to be easing a little and now we're getting ready for another lumber puncture and more chemo next week.
A lumber puncture revealed Amy had the enterobacter strain of meningitis - a rare form which kills 60 per cent of infants who contract it.
Not the agony of a lumber puncture, the pain of countless canulas, the nausea, fatigue and hair loss all of which come with intensive chemotherapy.
Robert underwent surgery, a lumber puncture and a bone marrow extraction.
A week later she was back at South Tyneside hospital for a lumber puncture which is said to have revealed she had tuberculous meningitis.
He has a lumber puncture every three months, where they drain fluid from his spine to check he's still free of leukaemia, and chemotherapy every day.
I have never been more scared than when they told me I was getting a a lumber puncture to test for meningitis - and the pain of having a needle put into your spine is indescribable.