Lumbar puncture: taking a sample of spinal fluid

Lumbar puncture: taking a sample of spinal fluid

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Caption: Sampling of cerebrospinal fluid. The hands of a hospital doctor are seen holding a sample bottle to collect spinal fluid, after a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) has been performed. Clear cerebrospinal fluid can be seen emerging. The fluid is being withdrawn by means of a hollow needle inserted into the subarachnoid space in the region of the lower back, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae. The analysis of cerebrospinal fluid is a diagnostic tool used to detect disease or a disorder which may be affecting the spinal cord or brain.

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Keywords: cerebrospinal fluid, diagnostic, diagnostics, equipment, fluid sample, fluid sampling, healthcare, lumbar puncture, medical, medicine, of spinal fluid, sample, sampling, spinal tap, technique

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