Punción lumbar (punción espinal)

La punción lumbar o punción espinal es un procedimiento utilizado para recolectar líquido cefalorraquídeo para determinar la presencia de una enfermedad o lesión. Se inserta una aguja en la parte inferior de la columna vertebral, generalmente entre la tercera y cuarta vértebra lumbar, y una vez que la aguja está en el lugar correcto en el espacio subaracnoideo (espacio entre la médula espinal y su cobertura, las meninges), se pueden medir las presiones y recolectar líquido para evaluarlo.Punción lumbar (punción espinal)

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Last reviewed 10/6/2012 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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