CSF opening pressure: Reference interval and the effect of body mass index

  • Whiteley W
  • Al-Shahi R
  • Warlow C
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Abstract

We prospectively recorded CSF opening pressure in 242 adults who had a lumbar puncture with concomitant measurement of weight and height. The 95% reference interval for lumbar CSF opening pressure was 10 to 25 cm CSF. Body mass index had a small but clinically insignificant influence on CSF opening pressure.

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