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Can't say: Specifically without more information or viewing the images, but it is likely referring to mass effect due to the downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum seen in Chiari 1. Normally csf surrounds the cervical cord, the cerebellar tonsils in Chiari occupy this space and "efface" the csf space., so this can create an obstruction to normal csf flow or press on cord. ...Read more
I have a c3-4 disc dessication with broad partial effacement in csf space? What does this mean? Could this paralyze me?
I have c3-4 deciccation w broad posterior disc bulge (3.4mm) causing effacement of CSF space& moderate neural foraminal narrowing. Will I need fusion?
MRI shows multilevel cervical spondylosis throughout cervical spine most severe C4-5 & C5-6 resulting in complete effacement of CSF & moderate spinal canal stenosis; no abnormal cord signal. What does this mean & how dangerous is it?
Very: This is very important to get it treated before you lose function of the nerves below that level ...Read more
I have effacement of nearly all CSF around nerve roots in my spine. Should I still be doing my heavy manual job.
Depends: Spinal stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the spinal canal leading to, as you put it, "effacement of the CSF around the nerve roots in my spine." it is not a dangerous condition and its presentation is quite variable. In general, patients occupation activity level should be such that it does not repetitively cause pain, regardless of what their MRI shows. Thank you. ...Read more
Does Broad based diffused disc osteopyte complex of c5-6 w/o spinal or foraminal stenosis w/ mild effacement of the ventral CSF cause severe pain?
Via choroid plexus: CSF generated in ventricles via choriod plexus and procudes about 3cc/minutes. Its a clear transparent fluid. It circulates around the brain and spinal cord provinding necessary nutritients. It is reabsorbs via arachnoid villi. It is constantly being produced and reabsorbs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Talk to doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. If the doctor who ordered the test is not able to interpret it, it would be useful to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
It depends on what the spinal tap is being done for. If it's to see if there is meningitis, than cultures are done as well as analyzing the cells and even rapid bacterial testing kind of like strep testing.
If it's for multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditons, than completely different studies are done.
If the person is HIV (+) than even different studies are done. ...Read more
What are some specific CSF and plasma tests I can ask my nero to order for chronic and recurrent menengitous? Have had many symptoms 2+ years
In a meningitis case, would it be appropriate to administer abx intathecally? Since this would assure that abx are in CSF even with dextramethazone?
No: Iv will get drugs to the infection and introducing it intrathecally could cause more irritation to the meninges. ...Read more
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 allows the sppinal fluid to leak into the nose. It is significant in revealing an open portal for nasal germs to get into the opening and cause repeated episodes of meningitis. ...Read more
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