Lumbar Puncture

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What is lumbar puncture?

Overview: Lumbar puncture or spinal tap is a procedure performed in your lower back. A lumbar puncture can help identify some serious infections such as meningitis, disorders of the central nervous system, or cancers of the brain and spinal cord. At times, doctors also use lumbar punctures to inject anesthetic medications or chemotherapy drugs into the cerebrospinal fluid.

The information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help identify:

  • Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections
  • Bleeding around the brain
  • Certain cancers in the brain or spinal cord
  • Inflammatory conditions of the nervous system

Top Doctors for Lumbar Puncture

Dr. Thomas J Kishen

neurology doctor

MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow in Spine Surgery

22 Yrs of Experience

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road
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Dr. Krishna Chaitanya

neurology doctor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neurosurgery

9 Yrs of Experience

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital
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Top Hospitals for Lumbar Puncture

BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Uttarahalli in bangalore
BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Uttarahalli

67, Uttarahalli Road, Kengeri Bangalore- 560 060 Karnataka

56 Doctors

Multi Speciality

500 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital

Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road in bangalore
Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road

98, HAL Airport Rd, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560017

108 Doctors

Multi Speciality

700 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital

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