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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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