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Smaller atraumatic needles are probably best for diagnostic lumbar punctures

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39031.354942.68 (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0-e

Abstract

Research question What is the best way to do a diagnostic lumbar puncture?

Answer Use a small gauge atraumatic needle and replace the stylet before removal

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