All are true about the procedure done with the following needle except:
A. Breath holding is not required for the procedure
B. The level of the needle face upwards while inserting the needle
C. Done in lateral recumbent position
D. Coagulopathy is not an absolute contraindication
Answer- D. Coagulopathy is not an absolute contraindication
- The given needle is a spinal needle used for lambar punctare, diagnostic as well as for spinal analgesia or anesthesia-
- Coagulopathy is an absolute con raindicationfor spinal anesthesia. Lumbar pancture can be performed in both lateral decubitus as well as sitting position Breath holding is nol necessaryfor lumbar puncture.
- Normal extent of spinal cord: From foramen magnum to lower border of Ll vertebra in adults & to upper border of L3 vertebra in infants.