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A lumbar puncture or "LP" is a procedure whereby spinal fluid is removed from the spinal canal for the purpose of diagnostic testing. It is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, especially infections, such as meningitis. A lumbar puncture is also known as a spinal tap.

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Terms related to Lumbar Puncture:

  • LP
  • Rachiocentesis
  • Spinal Puncture
  • Spinal Tap
  • Thecal Puncture