Lumbar Puncture / Spinal Tap
stcheungYY at YYsingnet.com.sg
Mon May 7 03:13:56 EST 2001
Isn't lumbar puncture / spinal tap considered surgical procedures? I'm very
surprised that only verbal consent is required.
"emooky" <emooky at popsmail.com> wrote
> In my practice in Korea, verbal consent is the main practice. Of course,
> some doctors who had gone through or heard of sue cases that had related
> tuberculous arachnoiditis would like to confirm with paper work.
> In my opionion, it is more reasonable to perform brain CT scan to rule out
> occult brain mass lesion.
> "Anastasia" <towanda at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote
> > Hi I'm doing a study on consenting patients for Diagnostic Lumbar
> > / Spinal Taps.
> > I was wondering how patients are consented in other areas, particularly
> > whether verbal or written consent is obtained for the procedure.
> > Any information would be useful,
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Liz Watson.
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