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Procedural Steps
Preparation
Patient Positioning
Landmarking
Site Preparation
Local Anesthesia
Needle Insertion
Collection of CSF
Removal of Needle
Post-procedural Care
Interpretation of Results
CSF Pressure
Measurements

Quiz
LP Pressure Quick Guide





After the lumbar puncture is completed, the patient has been traditionally been instructed to lie in a flat prone (rather than supine) position for 3 hours. Studies now suggest that this has little effect in preventing post-LP headache.

   

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