Lumbar Puncture

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Lumbar Puncture
Image shows one procedure for stabilizing and guiding the needle.
Patient lies on side with back slightly rounded and knees flexed toward abdomen.
Sagittal section of lumbar area of spinal column showing pertinent anatomy. Needle inserted between vertebrae into cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
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