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Csf Leak Risk Factors
Been told if cannot locate slow intermittent csf leak on cisternogram doesn't mean I don't have one.wat do I do next if this is the case???
Going in tomorrow for cisternogram to locate slow intermittent csf leak.any info on what will happen,how long it will take,will they defo find leak?
A cisternogram: is a radionuclide test done in Nuclear Medicine Dept. It begins with a lumbar puncture when, while you lie on your side, a doctor inserts a needle between your vertebrae into the subarachnoid space where CSF is. Little pain. A tracer is injected. You stay lying down for at least an hour. Then, taken to imaging for up to an hour. Return 2-6, maybe 24, 48, even 72 hrs later for 1 hr. scan. Accurate ...Read more
Dangerous: Any leak of CSF after a trauma to the head (which I assume you are implying by concussion) can be dangerous as this represents a significant disruption of the protective barrier surrounding the brain. This can allow bacteria in and cause a life threatening infection (meningitis). If you believe you have a CSF leak you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Spinal fluid leak: If fluid is leaking through the skin, i usually recommend wound exploration and closure of the leak. This may require hospitalization for two to three days. If the leak is contained, bed rest and fluids will resolve most symptoms in one to two weeks. Hospitalization is usually reserved for persistent headache and dehydration requiring IV fluids. ...Read more
How would I know if I had a CSF leak its been 6 weeks I've just had a constant drip but I had mono during that time?
Assess drainage: If you are concerned about CSF leaking from your nose, go to the ER where they can analyze the fluid. CSF contains glucose and the drainage from a cold does not. CSF draining from your nose can be dangerous and a leak in this area can cause meningitis. This is an emergency. ...Read more
During a minimally invasive micro discectomy a CSF leak occurred & repaired should I have been sent home the same day?
Probably: CSF leak is a not uncommon occurrence during microdiscectomy. When this happens, every effort is made at the time of surgery to repair the dural opening and prevent leakage. If CSF leakage through the incision occurs, this should be resutured, and sometimes a reoperation is necessary. The leak usually doesn't occur for several days, however, so there is no advantage to keeping the patient. ...Read more