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leaking spinal fluid after brain surgery

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Get checked : Cannot say source without exam and possibly testing--could be harmless or depending on timing and type of surgery, CSF. Let your Dr guide you.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Priscilla Morris
Specializes in Pain Management
CSF loss: Loss of cerebral spinal fluid may be one explanation. What does your neurosurgeon say?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Vague ?? but no: What kind of surgery are you referring to? With many neurosurgical procedures, CSF leak is a risk, especially if the CSF space itself was entered as a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Did you have spinal anesthesia? Did a surgeon operate on you brain or spinal cord? What did you have surgery for? Infrequently a spinal fluid leak can ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Leaks from the nose or ear are fairly common after head trauma or surgical mishaps. They are often missed until a clever physician tests the fluid for ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Yes: Most commonly happens after spinal tap. Usually resolves by itself.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Recovery: Depending on the location of your surgery, you first need a period of time for healing. During this initial time, walking is good therapy- not aggres ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Good question: If u are taking about a craniotomy where the skull was opened and put back, I'd suggest discussing it with your surgeon at your routine post-op visit. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many types of brain surgery are done only as as last resort. For instance, hemi-craniectomy (removal of half the skull) for brain trauma is done as a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the s ... Read More

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