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Old 08-25-2012
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Default CT before LP

Hi all:

In which conditions we shall do CT before LP to prevent herniation? Only increased ICP ?? any other else?

And before we give repeated LP tap to treat pseudotumor cerebri, do we have to do CT first?
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Default CT before LP only in case of CNS infection?

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Hi all:

In which conditions we shall do CT before LP to prevent herniation? Only increased ICP ?? any other else?

And before we give repeated LP tap to treat pseudotumor cerebri, do we have to do CT first?
Hi all:

MTB says that head CT first before LP when there is the possibility that a space-occupying lesion may cause herniation. We have to do CT first before we do LP in case of pseudotumor cerebri to rule out space occupying lesion.
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