cisternal puncture

cisternal puncture
puncture of the cisterna cerebellomedullaris through the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane for the purpose of withdrawing cerebrospinal fluid; called also intracisternal p. and suboccipital p.

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  • Cerebrospinal fluid — 4 vials of CSF Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Liquor cerebrospinalis, is a clear, colorless, salty bodily fluid, that occupies the subarachnoid space and the ventricular system around and inside the brain and spinal cord. In essence, the brain floats …   Wikipedia

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