Lumbar puncture and stroke

L. R. Caplan, E. S. Flamm, J. P. Mohr, J. Toole, F. Plum, C. M. Fisher, C. G. Drake, S. J. Peerless

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This statement for physicians redefines the use and importance of lumbar puncture to suspected stroke mechanisms. It also identifies neurologic conditions in which newer imaging techniques are safer and more effective diagnostic tools than lumbar puncture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505A-507A
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 30 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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Caplan, L. R., Flamm, E. S., Mohr, J. P., Toole, J., Plum, F., Fisher, C. M., Drake, C. G., & Peerless, S. J. (1987). Lumbar puncture and stroke. Circulation, 75(2), 505A-507A.