Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbar Puncture

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct;205(4):W442-50. doi: 10.2214/AJR.14.14028.


Objective: The objective of this article is to detail the indications, techniques, risks, and benefits of fluoroscopically guided lumbar puncture (LP).

Conclusion: Familiarity with the details of fluoroscopically guided LP can aid in the work flow, increase the success rate, and minimize the complications of the procedure.

Keywords: fluoroscopic guidance; lumbar puncture; spinal tap.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contraindications
  • Fluoroscopy*
  • Humans
  • Image-Guided Biopsy* / adverse effects
  • Image-Guided Biopsy* / methods
  • Patient Selection
  • Spinal Puncture* / adverse effects
  • Spinal Puncture* / methods