1997 issue 4


Volume 13, issue 4


Znaczenie nakłuć lędźwiowych w diagnostyce i leczeniu chorób układu nerwowego

Urszula Fiszer1
1. II Klinika Neurologiczna Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Farmakoterapia w Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1997, 4, 3-12
Keywords: lumbar puncture, cerebrospinal fluid, diseases of the nervous system


Lumbar puncture constitutes the simplest method of collecting the cerebrospinal fluid for examination. It is an easy, quick and safe procedure to be applied to most of patients. Lumbar puncture is still commonly use in diagnostics of the nervous system diseases. It provides important data on intracranial pressure and on the composition of the cerebrospinal fluid. It also allows for an introduction of contrast for radiological examination and for intrathecal introduction of drugs.