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External Lumbar Drainage: Sensitivity and Specificity

Introduction: None written. Excerpt from the entry in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus:
this involves placing a catheter in the spine and draining CSF over a longer time period (say, 72 hrs).

Another study reported sens = 97% , spec = 60%.

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

50% sensitive, 80% specific