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Doctor insights on: Csf Effacement

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What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

What does effacement of csf at craniojuntion mean for someone with chiari 1?

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

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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I have a c3-4 disc dessication with broad partial effacement in csf space? What does this mean? Could this paralyze me?

I have a c3-4 disc dessication with broad partial effacement in csf space? What does this mean? Could this paralyze me?

Chronicity: You have a localized chronic degenerative disc, protruding and narrowing spinal canal. Unless it were to compress the spinal cord, do not worry about paralysis, and handle this conservatively unless further deterioration. ...Read more

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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?

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Depends on symptoms: We do not do surgery based only on films. If you have symptoms that are attributable to findings on films, then surgery should be considered. And even then conservative care can often alleviate the symptoms so that you do not need fusion. ...Read more

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What does effacement of ventral CSF mean?

Imaging study: This is often noted when there is suspicion of a herniated nucleus pulposis as a cause of low back problems. Something is in the space that should be occupied by the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What is mild effacement of the ventral CSF space?

CSF: It depends on the clinical situation. What is the background information for gettig the mri? ...Read more

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What does effacement of anterior csf column mean?

Touching: Just touching the fluid around the cord. .. getting close but not putting pressure on the cord itself. .. usually a disc that's bulged far enough to be of concern. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

Depends: Everyone is different. Many people have radiologic findings of severe spinal stenosis without symptoms and vice versa-so there's not so much of a correlation between back pain and radiologic findings. ...Read more

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How is CSF regenerated?

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

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What are the symptoms for csf?

CSF: CSF is fluid around your brain and spinal cord. What do you really want to ask? ...Read more

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What disease does a CSF test show?

Variety: Most commonly used to check for meningitis or encephalitis infections, or any kind. Helpful in checking brain pressure in Pseudotumor Cerebri, but also useful in confirming inflammatory activity in Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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What causes bands to show up in csf?

Two things: You can have bands (immature neutrophils or acute inflammatory cells) in the CSF from blood contamination or acute inflammation in the CSF from diseases such as meningitis. ...Read more

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How much CSF does a person make a day?

About 1/2 liter: The average adult makes about 500 ml (1/2 of a liter or 1/4 of a 2 liter bottle) of cerebrospinal fluid a day. The total volume at any given time is about 150 ml. This volume turns over several times (3 to 4 times) in a 24 hour period. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: csf?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

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What to do if I had CSF results and have some questions?

Your doctor would be: The best person to address this. We might be able to share some insight on the matter. Please submit a clear & specific question about CSF results. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What to do if I got CSF results and have some questions?

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

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What test are done on CSF sample? Which ones you in the direction

Many: 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

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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

Not a do it yourself: Matter. Obtaining CSF is not a trivial issue. The doctor who would do the spinal tap to obtain CSF would know what tests to order. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What exactly is a CSF xanthochromia test?

Lumbar puncture: This is not a test of the spinal fluid but an observation on color, i.e., the normal CSF is clear, and if tinted, that suggests presence of red blood cells, and possible bleeding in brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CSF culture?

What is the definition or description of: CSF culture?

Meningitis: In order to uncover the culprit in a case of meningitis, spinal fluid is obtained, and an attempt to grow the organism in the lab follows (culture). ...Read more

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Could you provide some information on dealing with CSF leakage?

See below: CSF leak may occur after a spinal tap. Rarely there can be a spontaneous CSF leak. It is usually associated with severe headache. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001068.htm ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I wanted to ask about signs and semptoms of CSF rhinorrea and how can you know if its a CSF or allergic rhinorrea?

Glucose: Easiest test is to check the fluid running from the nose for glucose, which your doctor can do. CSF contains glucose and mucous does not. CSF also tends to be very clear, and would be less likely to be associated with itching in the nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. ...Read more

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What exactly is CSF rhinorrhea?

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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Why after lambar puncture procedur the CSF rhinorrhea was stopped?

May be temporary: By removing fluid, the pressure in the CSF compartment decreases, so the leak may stop for a bit. ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more