Lumbar Puncture

A lumbar puncture is performed to study cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. By analyzing its proteins, we can better understand biological processes occurring in certain neurodegenerative diseases.

It is carried out by inserting a needle into the lumbar area, which is the safest location for the procedure, as it is below the spinal cord’s end, minimizing the risk of damage.

Local anesthesia is typically used before the puncture to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

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MRI scan

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PET scan

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