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LUMBAR PUNCTURE

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LUMBAR PUNCTURE

1. The most sensitive test for SAH, however false positives may occur - from a traumatic tap.
2. May theoretically precipitate re-bleeding by reducing transmural pressure, thus only remove a small amount with a small spinal needle.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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