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Use of ultrasonography for lumbar puncture
  1. Trevor Cummings, Emergency Medicine Resident,
  2. Jeffrey S Jones, MD Emergency Medicine Research Director
  1. Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research/Michigan State University, Michigan, USA


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether ultrasonography can assist in the performing of a lumbar puncture. Fifty-one citations were reviewed of which three answered the three part question. The clinical bottom line is that ultrasound shows early promise as a tool to assist in achieving a successful lumbar puncture.

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