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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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ROMERO LEDEZMA, Karla Pamela. Use of static-time ecography for lumbar puncture. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2020, vol.43, n.2, pp.184-189. ISSN 1012-2966.

Ultrasound is a tool of great help in medicine, fast, portable and safe technology. Thus, for example, the performance of lumbar punctures (vascular accesses and regional blocks) to obtain cerebrospinal fluid by emergency physicians and anesthesiologists, etc. As advantages we have: decrease in the number of lumbar punctures, patient satisfaction. It is an alternative in patients with a high probability of difficult lumbar puncture such as: obese patients, patients with edema, with a history of previous spinal surgery, scoliosis. The aim of this article is to provide information on the usefulness of ultrasound in lumbar puncture in adults and obtaining cerebrospinal fluid. To propose a methodical approach for lumbar puncture and neuraxial block in static time by ultrasound of the lumbar spine in adults. A search was made of the bibliography of academic journals of medicine and anesthesiology available in reliable databases.  

Keywords : anesthesia; lumbar; ultrasound.

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