Predictions of the length of lumbar puncture needles

Hon Ping Ma, Yun Fei Hung, Shin Han Tsai, Ju Chi Ou

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Introduction. The lumbar puncture is a well-known neurological procedure. The purpose of this study is to build an accurate mathematical formula to estimate the appropriate depth for inserting a lumbar puncture needle for a beginner. Methods. This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the L-spine. The depth from the skin to the posterior and anterior margin of the spinal canal at the level of L4-L5 and L3-L4 interspaces of the spine was estimated using MRI. Results. Three hundred sixty-eight patients aged between 20 and 89 years were studied. The optimal puncture depths of the lumbar puncture needle were moderately strongly related to weight and BMI. The most accurate models with the highest coefficient of determination were 1.27 + 0.18 x BMI and 1.68 + 0.067 x weight (kg) for man and woman, respectively. Conclusion. The best formula for men and women provides the most accurate estimates for adults based on the MRI of the L-spine.
期刊Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
出版狀態已發佈 - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 應用數學
  • 建模與模擬
  • 生物化學、遺傳與分子生物學 (全部)
  • 醫藥 (全部)
  • 免疫學與微生物學 (全部)


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