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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology|
|Last Revised||June 13, 2011|
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise