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Csf Leak Repair
I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries
No relationship: Compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel has no relationship to the chiari malformation. Patients with chiari i malformation may have syringomyelia, which can cause neck and arm symptoms. However, carpal tunnel syndrome is very specific to the nerve at the wrist. Your neurosurgeon can help distinguish between the two conditions, and explain why you still have symptoms. ...Read more
Local vs peritonitis: Presumably this refers to an intra-abdominal anastamosis, likely intestinal. "Contained" means the leak was probably slow and there was time for an inflammatory reaction that kept the leak localized and maybe small. Free means intestinal contents leaked more widely into the abdominal cavity. Free is much more serious, usually with peritonitis. Most important that you discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Impossible to repair a leaking mitral valve to point where there is no leakage after surgery and repair?
No: It is not impossible for repair to result in no leak but does not always happen. None or minor leakage is an acceptable result for this procedure and would be considered successful. ...Read more
No it is not: yellow pus is not a good sign after surgery specially after hernia repair in hernia they are using a screen routinely now, which is a foreign body and that does not like infection at all, some time it could be a sign of rejection of the screen. either way you need to tell your surgeon right away, ...Read more
On cervical mri what does minimal CSF present within thecal sac mean? Narrowing anterior & posterior CSF spaces.
Space is tight: Sounds like this is concerning to you. It means that space is tight around the spinal cord. This usually isn't an emergency. You should discuss this finding with the doctor who ordered the test, who can put those findings into the context of your history and exam and can discuss next steps with you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leak: They are not usually relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
Depends: Spinal cord injury is very complex and the ability to "fix" the problem depends on many things including how badly the nerves have been injured, the age of the patient, the mechanism of injury, etc. Unfortunately, the overall healing potential of the spinal cord is quite poor and many injuries result in permanent problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After mitral valve repair when does the slight leakage form ? Why does that happen even after repair of the mitral valve.
Mitral valve: Mitral repair usually isn't perfect, but then neither is normal mitral valve function. A little bit of mitral regurg is often seen on echo in many of us, post repair it isn't unusual to have some but lots less than caused the surgery. Generally it isn't problematic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer