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Lumbar Drain Placement

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

Lumbar drain placement is a procedure to place a small tube in your lower back and into your spinal column to drain or collect cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).

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