A lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, is a diagnostic and at times therapeutic procedure that is performed in order to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid for analysis, or occasionally as a treatment to relieve increased intracranial pressure.
|Purpose||Patients||Patients with evaluations||Perceived Effectiveness|
|Increase effect of another treatment||63||12|
|MS (Multiple Sclerosis)||19||1|
|Nerve pain (neuralgia)||6||1|
|Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension||3||1|
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