Frotis de LCR

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Frotis de LCR

El LCR (líquido cefalorraquídeo) es un líquido transparente que circula en el espacio que rodea a la médula espinal y al encéfalo. El LCR protege al encéfalo y a la médula espinal de una lesión al actuar como un cojín de líquido. Por lo general, el LCR se obtiene a través de una punción lumbar (punción espinal). Durante el procedimiento, se inserta una aguja entre la tercera y cuarta vértebra lumbar y se extrae LCR para ser evaluado.

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  • Last Reviewed on 09/02/2012
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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