Lumbar puncture under fluoroscopy guidance: a technical review for radiologists

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Abstract

There are many differences in fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture (FG-LP) technique among radiologists. Even within the same institution, there are a variety of preferences among proceduralists with individual perspectives based on the literature, training, and/or experience. Our aim is to provide familiarity with various techniques involved in FG-LP and provide insight on how to improve patient outcomes. The pertinent anatomy and physiology, indications, contraindications, patient management, complications of the procedure, and procedural techniques for performing an FG-LP are reviewed in detail. Potentially controversial topics regarding FG-LP are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-156
Number of pages13
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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  • Journal Article
  • Review

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