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Liquor drainage

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Synonym: cerebrospinal fluid drainage
German: Liquorentnahme

1 Definition

Liquor drainage references the extraction of cerebrospinal liquor (CSF) for diagnostic and / or therapeutic uses. The drainage is achieved by puncturing the subarachnoid space which contains the CSF.

2 Methods

CSF can be collected through different puncture techniques. These include:

Normally the collected cerebrospinal fluid is used for subsequent CSF diagnostics.

3 Risks

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