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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
Not very dangerous : Performed very safely. At times it's performed with the aid of an imaging machine, but ordinarily in a treatment room. The spinal nerves are missed. Ocassionally a person may experience discomfort, paresthesias, nausea and a post spinal tap headache. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I did a brain CT & it showed a frontal CSF hygromas & frontal arachnoid cyst. How serious are these findings I'm suffering from confusion, headaches ?
Hygromas: Hygromas associated with confusion and headaches are usually caused by metabolic or toxic problems in the body. Trauma is less likely. Once the problem is corrected then the hygromas resolve spontaneously. Surgery to drain the hygromas is rare unless there is associated subdural bleeding due to a fall from the confusion or encephalopathy. Discuss these findings with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
New intermittent 1-sided (rt) perineal numbness. Have ddd, cont CSF leak after (rt) l4/5 microdiscectomy & return of herniation. Can this be related?
Potentially: Potentially, and i would encourage you to let your surgeon know immediately. There is a condition known as cauda equina syndrome in which severe pressure on the nerve canal can cause perineal numbness and can lead to loss of control of the bowel and bladder. You should be checked. Thank you. ...Read more
Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy.
Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?
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. ...Read more