Sunday, March 27, 2011
ambik air tulang belakang????
so here it goes...
it becomes a big issue in our civilization in Malaysia.... spinal puncture - in view of general perception is so dangerous and will result in non reversible complication such as hemiplegia ( lumpuh )
which i totally disagree with.....
honestly , spinal puncture is not dangerous at all , if performed by a qualified doctors ( actually all doctors should be able to do it! )
it's almost no complication at all if performed in the correct way.
usually , doctors will ask for permission from the patient him/herself or the family member , before doing spinal puncture to take the cerebrospinal fluid ( CSF )
at most times , the CSF sample , is a vital part to get the final diagnosis in cases involving the infection at the center nervous system ... such as meningitis .... or infrequently tb spine...
i dont know where does the public get their source of information ... the public believe that spinal puncture is always associated with complication such as hemiplegia ( lumpuh ) ....
that will be the first question asked by family member when we asked for permission to do spinal puncture
so here me out here.... that is nonesence information and totally false about spinal puncture...
me myself , as an anaesthetist , i do spinal puncture almost everyday ..
when i give spinal anaesthesia for my patients who went for op ..
i did the same thing... the spinal puncture , then i could administer the heavy marcaine inside the spinal space..
it's the same procedure...
and thank you Allah ... so far none of patient become lumpuh!
so does my other colleague..
hence... please .. tell everyone..
a correctly performed spinal puncture will NOT cause penyakit lumpuh!