Ultrasound-Assisted Lumbar Puncture in Pediatric Emergency Department

Ozdamar E., Ozkaya A. K., Guler E., Cantay B., Karabel N., Goksugur Y., ...More

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.33, no.8, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0000000000000593
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: ultrasound, lumbar puncture, traumatization, CHILDREN, LANDMARKS, MEDICINE
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Background: Lumbar puncture (LP) is one of the essential diagnostic tools in pediatric emergency services. Recently, ultrasound-assisted LP was reported to be beneficial in the emergency service by facilitating the procedure and improving the successful procedure rates. In addition, this method may be effective in reducing patient and parent anxiety due to the LP procedure. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ultrasound-assisted LP on the outcomes of puncture procedures and traumatic LP.