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Using ultrasound for lumbar puncture in preterm infants


Ultrasound-guided LP  

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Looks like a great tool! I voted "Not yet, but interested" above :) 

I remember a special case some time ago where we really wanted to get CSF for herpes-PCR, and the LP failed x several. We asked our radiologist for support and ultrasound showed a hematoma after the first puncture attempts, completely compressing the the dural sack. So, getting CSF seemed just impossible. But... a new ultrasound (day after as I remember it), showed that hematoma was smaller and with guidance, we performed a succesful tap. 

 

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i miss 99nicu 

since i change my practice to UK i missed manythings, i am still couping with the new shift. 

Is it normal to take such a time 8 months now😩

 

really a wonderful topic i do like to learn how to use it 

 

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