Lumbar puncture in patients with neurologic conditions

Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2017 May 18;8:108-110. doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2017.04.008. eCollection 2017.


A lumbar puncture is performed to obtain cerebral spinal fluid. It is implemented in the clinic on a routine basis to aid the diagnosis of neurologic diseases, such as dementia. This video will show the lumbar puncture procedure as routinely performed in the VUmc Alzheimer Center.

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; Educational video; Lumbar puncture; Lumbar puncture video; Neurologic disease.