Neurosurgical Procedures : Hydrocephalus

Procedure : Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture


This is a way to get a sample of your cerebrospinal fluid (which we call "CSF"). That's the fluid that flows around your brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. Testing this fluid will show signs of bleeding, infection or other problems.

This video is for general educational purposes only and does not take into account your personal medical and/or neurological circumstances or pre-existing conditions. This information is not to be relied upon to assist in a determination of potential medical or surgical care. You should first consult your Neurosurgeon to assist you in the determination of an appropriate course of medical and/or surgical care for your personal circumstances and/or condition(s).