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Lumbar Puncture

  • Caroline Park
  • Elizabeth R. BenjaminEmail author
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Abstract

The lumbar puncture may be used for diagnosis of infections and malignancies, administration of medications, and therapeutic drainage of cerebrospinal fluid.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical CareUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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