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Is cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea curable?

Is cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea curable?

Yes: CSF otorrhea is caused by a defect in the bone surrounding the ear and the temporal bone. It can be cured but will require surgery to seal the leak. It is very important to have this taken care of. The risk of a untreated CSF leak is meningitis. ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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Should I still go to work if I have cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

Should I still go to work if I have cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

What kind work: Work involving heavy lifting, holding breathe, working in area which takes care of infection should be avoided. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind treatment can somebody get for cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

What kind treatment can somebody get for cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

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

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Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nuclear scan. The treatment of this is usually by surgical repair of the leak. Many times this surgery can be performed through the nose, if possible. Untreated CSF leaks can lead to meningitis. ...Read more

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What are normal results for glycine in cerebrospinal fluid?

Difficult question: Glycine is an Amino Acid that is the product of normal protein metabolism. Rare cases of inborn errors of metabolism result in a defect in metabolism of certain Amino Acids including glycine. A very rare disorder is non-ketotic hyperglycinemia where the glycine in the CSF is many times normal. The range of normal varies with ingestion of protein and depending on the form of laboratory assay. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what function does cerebrospinal fluid serve?

Multiple: It cushions the brain, removes some of the waste products, especially fluid and may transport materials along its circulation. The CSF system probably replaces the lymphatic drainage in other organs. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it bad to have blood in cerebrospinal fluid?

Please explain why is it bad to have blood in cerebrospinal fluid?

Not always: Blood in the spinal fluid may have been introduced during the procedure ("bloody tap"); in this case, the rest of the fluid not not be xanthochromic. Blood in the CSF otherwise strongly suggests there has been a hemorrhage into the brain and/or cord and/or their surroundings. ...Read more

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Is cerebrospinal fluid good at protecting the brain?

Is cerebrospinal fluid good at protecting the brain?

Very: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a vital component of brain (and spinal cord) protection. The brain floats in/on this fluid which allows the brain to slosh around gently while we move, start, stop, change direction, hit things w/our heads playing football (or jumping out of airplanes - Airborne!). It is made from blood and reabsorbed in a constant cycle. Leaks can cause headache ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

Leaking spinal fluid: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Rhinorrhea is a runny nose. Nerves from the front of the brain (olfactory nerves) descend through a thin layer of bone called the cribriform plate and into the nasal cavity so you can smell. If that layer of bone is fractured, spinal fluid can leak down from the brain and out the nose. CSF rhinorrhea. ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more