Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement

Technical note

Menachem M. Gold, Todd S. Miller, Joaquim M. Farinhas, David J. Altschul, Jacqueline A. Bello, Allan L. Brook

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Abstract

The authors describe a technique for lumbar drain placement using CT guidance. Midline or paramidline interlaminar approaches to the thecal sac can be used. The major advantage to CT guidance is direct visualization of the needle tip in relation to the thecal sac. This technical approach is a safe and rapid alternative to fluoroscopic guidance for the placement of lumbar drains in patients in whom standard lumbar drain placement techniques have failed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-373
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

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Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid shunt
  • Computed tomography guidance
  • Lumbar drain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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Gold, M. M., Miller, T. S., Farinhas, J. M., Altschul, D. J., Bello, J. A., & Brook, A. L. (2008). Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement: Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 9(4), 372-373. https://doi.org/10.3171.SPI.2008.9.10.372

Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement : Technical note. / Gold, Menachem M.; Miller, Todd S.; Farinhas, Joaquim M.; Altschul, David J.; Bello, Jacqueline A.; Brook, Allan L.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Vol. 9, No. 4, 10.2008, p. 372-373.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gold, MM, Miller, TS, Farinhas, JM, Altschul, DJ, Bello, JA & Brook, AL 2008, 'Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement: Technical note', Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 372-373. https://doi.org/10.3171.SPI.2008.9.10.372
Gold MM, Miller TS, Farinhas JM, Altschul DJ, Bello JA, Brook AL. Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement: Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2008 Oct;9(4):372-373. https://doi.org/10.3171.SPI.2008.9.10.372
Gold, Menachem M. ; Miller, Todd S. ; Farinhas, Joaquim M. ; Altschul, David J. ; Bello, Jacqueline A. ; Brook, Allan L. / Computed tomography-guided lumbar drain placement : Technical note. In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2008 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 372-373.
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