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Spinal Hematoma Following Spinal Tap
Spinal Hematoma Following Spinal Tap

This medical exhibit uses five separate images to demonstrate a spinal hematoma forming following a spinal tap procedure. The first image orients the viewer showing the thoracic spine in sagittal section. The second image demonstrates how a needle is inserted into the subdural space to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The third image demonstrates from a superior view the relationship of the spinal cord and blood vessels to the dura and the CSF contained within. The final two images show a subsequent hematoma developing causing spinal cord edema and compression.

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Last Updated: Mar 5th, 2020

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