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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not the best test: CSF examination may contain malignant cells in the presence of metastatic cancer, but normal CSF does not rule out metastases to the brain. Imaging st ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
30 years experience Radiology
LP with cytology : Lumbar puncture (spinal tap). Then the Pathology department spins the fluid down in a centrifuge in order to concentrate the cells. The sediment is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: When metastatic breast cancer spreads to the csf, this is carcinomatous meningitis. The diagnosis is made by spinal tap analysis of CSF and by mri. Pr ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Bone only: Breast cancer can cause pain, can respond to hormonal, chemo- and radio-therapy. No one knows what's next, how long, or how well survival is from thi ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
CSF: CSF is fluid around your brain and spinal cord. What do you really want to ask?
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A leaky brain : A CSF rhinorrhea occurs if there is an opening of the brain covering (dura) & the thin bone separating the nose from the base of the brain. This allow ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
20 years experience Pathology
Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
No.: No. A properly functioning shunt which carries cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to another site in the body should cause no sensation of fluid flow ... Read More
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Dr. John Baker
14 years experience Neurology
Csf: If you have CSF rhinorrhea you should see a neurosurgeon or specializzed ENT asap. No homeopathic medicine helps this.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Ignore it: Reference ranges are there to include most but not all healthy people. If your physician is not concerned, i would not be either.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Diagnose meningitis: Spinal fluid glucose is low if there is bacterial meningitis, but may be elevated in presence of diabetes, hypothyroidism, brain tumors, bleeding, gui ... Read More

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