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Intrathecal

The intrathecal space is the area between the thin layers of tissue that surround the brain and spinal cord. This space is filled with a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid.

Medicines can be delivered into the intrathecal space with a needle or through a thin flexible tube called a catheter.

Last Revised: September 19, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

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