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 Hospitals for Lumbar Puncture

Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Sheshadripuram

No 1, 17 & 18 Platform Rd, Sheshadripuram, Near Swathi Hotel, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560020

1 Doctors

Multi Speciality

200 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital

Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road in bangalore
Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road

154/11, Opp IIM, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore - 560076 (India)

7 Doctors

Multi Speciality

269 Beds

Most Patient Recommended Hospital


Most Patient Recommended Hospital

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