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Lumbar puncture
What is this leaflet about?
A lumbar puncture is a way of obtaining a small sample of fluid which surrounds the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) for examination and analysis. This leaflet explains how a lumbar puncture can help with diagnosis and treatment, and how the lumbar puncture is carried out.
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Who produced this leaflet?
Consultant Neurologist Body, East Kent Hospitals
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