Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure measured in a flexed lateral decubitus position in children.

@article{Ellis1994LumbarCF,
  title={Lumbar cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure measured in a flexed lateral decubitus position in children.},
  author={Ross W Ellis},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={622-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Lumbar punctures in children are generally performed in a flexed position. Published normal ranges for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressure require measurement in an extended position, and flexion is known to increase lumbar CSF pressure. This study sought to determine a normal range (mean +/- 2 SD) for lumbar CSF opening pressure measured in a flexed lateral decubitus position in children. METHODS Opening pressure was measured in 33 children receiving diagnostic lumbar… CONTINUE READING
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