E-ISSN 1305-3612
Interventional Radiology - Review
Lumbar puncture under fluoroscopy guidance: an evidence-based technical review for radiologists
1 Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA  
Diagn Interv Radiol ; : -


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 using an evidence-based approach.

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