Lumbar Drain

A lumbar drain is a soft, thin, sterile tube (catheter) that your doctor places through the skin of your back into your lower (lumbar) spine. The drain collects cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This is a clear fluid that surrounds your spinal cord and brain to protect them from injury.

  • LN: 005791
  • Edition number: 001
  • Developed by: Fiona Evans, Cranial Clinical Nurse Specialist
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