cisternal puncture

n.

Passage of a hollow needle through the posterior atlanto-occipital membrane into the cerebellomedullary cistern.

Nearby words

  1. cistercian,
  2. cistercians,
  3. cistern,
  4. cistern barometer,
  5. cisterna,
  6. cisternography,
  7. cistron,
  8. cistus,
  9. cistvaen,
  10. cit


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