Spinal Tap Topic Guide
Spinal Tap: A spinal tap is a procedure performed when a doctor needs to look at the cerebrospinal fluid (also known as spinal fluid). Spinal tap is also referred to as a lumbar puncture. Spinal tap risks include headache, herniation, bleeding, and an epidermoid cyst.
Meningitis in Adults Meningitis is a potentially life-threatening infection of the meninges-the tough layer of tissue that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. If not treated, meningitis can lead to brain swelling ...
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