How to use Spinal-tap in a sentence

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  • In suspected cases of toxoplasmosis, rubella, or syphilis, cerebrospinal fluid may be obtained from the infant by spinal tap in order to confirm the diagnosis.

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  • In rare instances, such as a spinal fluid blockage in the middle of the back, a physician may perform a spinal tap in the cervical spine.

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  • A spinal tap is performed to evaluate the cerebrospinal fluid.

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  • If a condition affecting the brain and spinal cord is suspected, a lumbar puncture or spinal tap may be performed.

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  • As of the early 2000s, the diagnosis of narcolepsy also can be confirmed by taking a sample of the patient's cerebrospinal fluid by a spinal tap and testing it for the presence of hypocretin-1.

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  • If the cancer appears to have spread beyond the eye, then other assessments such as a blood test, spinal tap (lumbar puncture), and/or bone marrow biopsy may be recommended.

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  • This procedure is commonly called a spinal tap.

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  • A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) is another procedure that the doctor may order to diagnose leukemia.

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