therapeutic indications

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These are primarily:

  • intrathecal drug administration:
    • cytotoxic agents for leukaemia or lymphoma
    • antibiotics or antifungal agents

  • removal of cerebrospinal fluid:
    • in benign intracranial hypertension, lumbar puncture may be used to remove large volumes of CSF in order to rapidly reduce CSF pressure whilst waiting for other therapies to take effect

Last reviewed 01/2018