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Csf Leak Symptoms After Surgery
I have to have skull base surgery to repair a csf leak. How long is the op and how long is recovery?
Ask the neurosurgeon: Skull base surgery for repair of a CSF leak is a major operation with a number of factors influencing OR time and recovery. The location of the leak determines the approach the surgeon takes, which is a big factor in the length of the surgery and the recovery time. This is a question that is best addressed by your surgeon.
I recently has a csf leak surgery. My follow up Mri showed it was a success. Are the odds greater for me to get another leak?
Not usually: Unless you have some type of anatomical abnormality, which makes you prone to leaks of spinal fluid, such as spina bifida, it is unlikely for it to reoccur.
Does a constant pinkish-reddish fluid coming from recent lumbar surgery wound indicate a CSF leak or something else?
Possibly: If your post surgical wound is leaking you should inform your surgeon and see them as soon as possible. It could be CSF leak or infection.
Call surgeon: Please call the surgeon who operated on you and inform her/him rather than trying to diagnose possible post-op complication. The answering service should pick up since it is the weekend. They will contact him/her or whoever is covering. Please do this NOW. Best wishes.
Had a runny nose mix with mucus and tear drops dripping out of 1 nostril for about month now. Had sinus surgery 8 months ago. Could it be CSF leak?
Seriously doubt it!: Your symptoms sound more like basic, run of the mill rhinorrhea - likely caused by allergies or viral illness. Let the ENT who did your surgery know your concerns and symptoms. They can examine you, help determine cause, and provide treatment to get you some relief.
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.
Is it possible to have a CSF leak without a very hard hit to head maybe a bump enough to get symptoms of a concussion wasn't knocked out drip and ear?
Absolutely. See MD.: Your symptoms sound like you may be experiencing a CSF leak. A bump placed at just the critical place with just the critical force may be all that is needed. Please see your doctor for a full H&P, diagnosis, and treatment. If you do have a CSF leak, you may need to be on bedrest with a lumbar drain until your CSF leak heals. Otherwise, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes for a full recovery.See 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Why are you asking this question. What are your symptoms and why was the cisternogram done. If it was done discuss the findings with your doctor. It is unlikely that they will miss a csf leak on cisternogram
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
No: If a patient has meningitis from a CSF leak the organisms involved are skin organisms found on all of us. Non-infectious.
Depends.: That depends what on the cause and location of the csf leak. I am available for consultation if you need to discuss further.