SUBOCCIPITAL PUNCTURE

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A procedure which is used instead of lumbar puncture in order to get access on the subarachnoid space for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. The needle is inserted into the cisti ma magna.

SUBOCCIPITAL PUNCTURE: "They used the suboccipital puncture, also called cistern or cisternal to get the cerebrospinal fluid when they were treating him for the meningitis. "
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SUBOCCIPITAL PUNCTURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/suboccipital-puncture/ (accessed November 27, 2022).

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