NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- lumbar puncture
- listen (LUM-bar PUNK-cher)
A procedure in which a thin needle called a spinal needle is put into the lower part of the spinal column to collect cerebrospinal fluid or to give drugs. Also called spinal tap.