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G Csf Treatment In Vitro
Esi booked, cause of pain not known, MRI showed no compressed nerve so is esi the right treatment? Serious risks how likely, CSF leak, paralyses etc. Pain/burning spreads from face/teeth/neck/shoulder
CSF otorrhea: The treatment is primarily surgical. In some cases of trauma, however, where the leakage is very light, they might wait to see if spontaneous healing occurs. ...Read more
Plz see this CSF and CT scan report http://goo.Gl/qyyih and tell me how serious is this? How long can it take to cure? Please help doctor.
URL for Neuro or ID: Viral, fungal or tuberculin are likely and less likely bacteria. Your friend still needs a diagnosis. Mri brain and eeg are recommended as both can show certain patterns in japanse encephaliits. Serological and nucleaic acid testing for the viral and other potential bugs should be undertaken. Needs empiric broad spectrum anti-microbial treatment. Je can unfortunately be serious. ...Read more
Mri revealed inflammation around spine. Lp revealed protein in csf. What does this mean? Doctor told me sign of MS and no treatment given
See below: Does the MRI show lesions in the spinal cord? Is an MRI of brain also showing "spots"? Is the only abnormality in the spinal fluid, protein elevation, are there oligoclonal bands? Do you really have ms, or is it just a possibility? If you have confirmed diagnosis, need treatment asap. If you do not have a good explanation, get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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???
I just got a CSF chemistry test back I have 91% lymphocytes and 9% macrophages. What does that mean? Looked for a lot of values but don't know what.
D/w your MD: Why did you get the LP in the first place? Did you have headaches, fever, photo sensitivity, neck stiffness etc? If you did and now your LP showed a lot of lymphocytes- that would indicate-perhaps you have a viral meningitis. However, not knowing what is the clinical setting and not knowing the detail result of your csf- ( total wbc, rbc, ldh etc)- it is hard to give you a good answer. D/w ur md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the cause- basilar skull fracture, recent surgery, congenital, inner ear disease or rarely spontaneously. Also implied is a perforated ear drum allowing the leaking CSF to exit the middle ear into the external ear canal or eustachian tube. Meningitis must be identified if present. Treatment could involve antibiotics, diuretics, steroids or surgery. ...Read more
A serious condition: CSF is cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. CSF otorrhea is when the fluid is draining out of your ear. It is considered a sign of a basilar skull fracture. It can also be associated with leakage thru the nose which is refered to as CSF rhinorrhea. ...Read more
Otitis? Trauma?: Complicated otitis can cause lesions in the inner/middle ear that erode through the brain coverings (meninges) threatening meningitis and encephalitis with serious or even lethal consequences. CSF otorrhea can alternatively be the result of tumors of trauma to the base of the skull and is a very serious condition - emergent medical care should be sought with ent, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more