Abstract
An: 2020, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 6
Title: 

TECHNIQUES FOR COLLECTING CEREBROSPINAL FLUID DURING AUTOPSY

Authors: 

      Nona Gîrlescu, Cristina Furnică - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi, 1st Morpho functional Sciences Department; Forensic Medicine Institute, Iasi
      Simona Irina Damian, A. Knieling, Diana Bulgaru Iliescu - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi, Forensic Department; Forensic Medicine Institute, Iasi
      Tatiana Iov - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi, Forensic Medicine Institute, Iasi
      A.D. Timofte, C.I. Stan - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi, 1st Morpho functional Sciences Department
      TECHNIQUES FOR COLLECTING CEREBROSPINAL FLUID DURING AUTOPSY (Abstract): The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is collected and analyzed post-mortem, and can often contribute to the identification and diagnosis of the cause that led to death. Collecting CSF can be considered a routine investigation to rule out possible meningitis or even certain cerebral hemorrhages. The CSF samples can be collected by different techniques represented by the peripheral puncture techniques - lumbar or central puncture techniques - with CSF aspiration from the level of the cistern, the third ventricle or the lateral ventricles. In order to perform the CSF analysis, it must first be correctly collected. The CSF collecting technique involves certain steps that must be followed, so that the integrity of the CSF is not affected / altered. When errors occur in performing the procedure, local vascular lesions can be performed, with consecutive bleeding, which can lead to false-positive results. In order for these steps to be able to be correctly performed, it is essential to know the anatomical notions of the elements that are addressed while performing the CSF puncture technique. This article aims to bring to the attention of forensic scientists and anatomists, the imperiousness of obtaining the correct anatomy information when making a point aimed at collecting and analyzing CSF.
Key words: CEREBROSPINAL FLUID, AUTOPSY, VENTRICULAR SYSTEM, TECHNIQUE, BIOCHEMISTRY
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