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What is a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) for children? A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) is a test that checks the health of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is a fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The test also measures the pressure in the spinal canal. The healthcare provider does a spinal tap by putting a needle into the lower back ...

www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/lumbar-puncture/about/pac-20394631

During a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) procedure, you typically lie on your side with your knees drawn up to your chest. Then a needle is inserted into your spinal canal — in your lower back — to collect cerebrospinal fluid for testing. A lumbar puncture (spinal tap) is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region.

www.webmd.com/epilepsy/lumbar-puncture-spinal-tap

One test for epilepsy is a spinal tap (also called a lumbar puncture). This is a procedure in which fluid surrounding the spinal cord (called the cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) is withdrawn through a ...

www.childrenshospital.org/.../treatments/spinal-tap-and-lumbar-puncture

A lumbar puncture may be done to help diagnose conditions, effectively deliver medication or measure/relieve pressure within the spinal canal. It’s most often done in a specially-equipped doctor’s office, or in a procedure room. The test isn’t too painful, but may feel uncomfortable and some children have headaches afterwards.

www.chp.edu/our-services/brain/neurology/patient-procedures/spinal-tap

At UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, we believe parents and guardians can contribute to the success of this test and invite you to participate.Please read the following information to learn about the test and how you can help. Fast Facts About Lumbar Puncture. The lumbar puncture test is done to remove a small amount of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.

www.drugs.com/cg/lumbar-puncture-in-children.html

A lumbar puncture is a procedure used to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is a clear, protective fluid that flows around the brain and inside the spinal canal. A lumbar puncture is usually done to check for an infection, inflammation, bleeding, or other conditions that affect the brain.

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This video demonstrates the lumbar puncture procedure on an infant. The infant, unhappy with being held, cries throughout this procedure despite the use of local anesthesia.

parenting.firstcry.com/articles/lumbar-puncture-spinal-tap-in-children...

Lumbar puncture or spinal tap on newborn may result in decreased heart rate in sick or premature babies. Such babies may require additional oxygen supply too. Improper hygiene may lead to infection at the injection site, which may cause infection in the nervous system.

www.uhhospitals.org/.../spinal-tap-lumbar-puncture-for-children

What is a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) for children? A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) is a test that checks the health of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is a fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. The test also measures the pressure in the spinal canal. The healthcare provider does a spinal tap by putting a needle into the lower back ...

www.childrenshospital.org/.../treatments/spinal-tap-and-lumbar-puncture/faq

A lumbar puncture is a common procedure in which we ask your child to curl up in a ball, and then we use a special needle to gain access to her spinal canal through her back. This lets us remove a bit of fluid for testing, deliver medications, or measure/relieve pressure in her spinal canal.