Diagnosis and Treatment Glossary

Here are some of the common terms used in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.  

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Lumbar puncture

A procedure of insertion of a hollow needle into the subarachnoid space of the lumbar region (usually between the third and fourth lumbar ventebrae) for diagnostic (to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid for examination and analysis) or therapeutic (to inject a drug) purposes.