Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid from the lumbar area is collected for analysis.  It is usually done for diagnostic purposes but sometimes also for therapeutic purposes.

Cost of Spinal Tap in Delhi NCR

Spinal Tap Cost from trusted Hospitals in Delhi NCR

Sector 44, Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
 Capacity :1000 Beds
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Neurosurgeon in Fortis Gurgaon
Sandeep Vaishya
Neurosurgery
Rana Patir
Neurosurgery
Chandragupt Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi, 110021, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
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Neurosurgeon in Primus Hospital Delhi
Krishna K Choudhary
Neurosurgery
C-1 Sushant Lok- 1 , Sector-43 Phase- I, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :250 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Renal Tr...
Neurosurgeon in Paras Hospital Gurgaon
Amit Srivastav
Neurosurgery
V S Mehta
Neurosurgery
Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, 110025, India
NABH 
NABL 
JCI 
NABH - BLOOD BANK 
 Capacity : 310 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Diabetology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Neurosurger...
Neurosurgeon in Fortis Escorts Delhi
Vikram Dua
Neurosurgery
Ashish Gupta
Neurosurgery
Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110076, India
NABL 
JCI 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Cardiology Electrophysiology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplan...
Neurosurgeon in Apollo Delhi
Chander M Malhotra
Neurosurgery
Shani Kumar Sogani
Neurosurgery
Block F, Gol Chakkar, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, P...
B-22 , Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, 201301, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Onc...
Neurosurgeon in Fortis Noida
Harjinder Singh Bhatoe
Neurosurgery
Rahul Gupta
Neurosurgery
Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi, 110070, India
NABH 
 Capacity :200 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Neurology, Cardiology, ENT, Hemato Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pediatri...
Neurosurgeon in Fortis Vasant Kunj
Anurag Gupta
Neurosurgery
Renu Achtani
Neurosurgery
Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110005, India
NABH 
NABL 
 Capacity :700 Beds
Super Speciality Hospital
Known For: Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Neurology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Cardi...
Neurosurgeon in BLK Hospital
Vikas Gupta
Neurosurgery
DJ Sharma
Neurosurgery
Press Enclave, Sheikh Sarai II  , Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017, India
NABH 
 Capacity :100 Beds
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Known For: Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Renal Transplantation, Internal Medicine, Laparoscopic Su...

Description

Spinal Tap is a procedure in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the lumbar area is collected for analysis.

Spinal Tap is also called Lumbar Puncture.  It is usually done for diagnostic purposes but sometimes also for therapeutic purposes. Diagnosis of disorders of nervous system, or cancer of brain or spinal cord can be detected using this procedure. 

Indication

This procedure is suggested for

  • Diagnosis of infections like meningitis, encephalitis
  • Diagnosis of disorders of the central nervous system like multiple sclerosis
  • Diagnosis of bleeding around the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage)
  • Finding the cause for cancers of brain and spinal cord
  • Measuring the pressure of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Injecting anesthetic medications
  • Injecting chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Injecting radioactive substances for diagnostic images of flow of cerebrospinal fluid
Pre-Procedure

Your doctor will recommend 

  • To stop any blood thinning medications or any other drugs, a few days before the procedure.
  • CT scan of brain, to rule out any abnormal swelling in or around the brain.
  • To empty the bladder before the procedure.
During-Procedure

The procedure lasts up to 40 to 60 minutes. During the procedure,

  • You will be asked to lie down on one side with knees drawn up to the chest or sit leaning forward with head and chest bent over the knees. 
  • The lumbar area on the lower back from where the fluid will be withdrawn is marked, cleaned with aseptic solution and local anesthetic is injected to numb the area.
  • Under local anesthesia, a long thin needle is inserted between the two lumbar vertebrae on the lower back to withdraw a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. 
Post-Procedure

There will be some pain and tenderness in the lower back after the procedure. Pain killers will be prescribed for the pain.

The cerebrospinal fluid that is collected is analyzed for texture, white blood cell count, glucose level, protein concentration and cancerous cells. Cultures of CSF samples are done when infections are suspected.

Risk and Complication

Although rare, there may be some side effects of spinal tap. Commonly known are

  • Bleeding near the puncture site.
  • Headache due to leak of cerebrospinal fluid to nearby tissues causing nausea, vomiting and dizziness.
  • Increased intracranial pressure can lead to compression of the brain stem after CSF sample is removed.
  • Pain and tenderness in the back, hips and legs.
More Info

If you have any additional questions, talk to our in-house doctors. Call 1800-1022-733 (toll free).



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