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Spinal Fluid Leak After Epidural
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
LP complications: When spinal tap is done, if difficult, you might have local external bruising, swelling, and tenderness. Rarely, a local infection could occur. Typically, the usual reactions dissipate within a day or two. If symptoms are worsening, contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can dural puncture from spinal anesthetic from csection cause tarlov cysts? Also where do they put needle for spinal?
Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts are not known to be triggered by a dural puncture. For a spinal "tap" the needle is inserted at the level of l4-5 for surgical spinal anesthesia. It may be inserted higher for a myelogram (injecting the "x-ray dye" into the spinal fluid it may be inserted at higher levels. After about L2 level there is no spinal cord inside the spine - just the nerve roots so any approach higher than. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can dural puncture from spinal anesthetic for csection cause brain damage? Had the spinal headache for 2 weeks no blood patch. Symptoms were severe.
Dural puncture: Dural puncture cannot cause any brain damage unless there is very high CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) pressure inside the skull (increased icp - intracranial pressure), in which case the skull contents can herniate outside the skull through the foramen magnum (through which the spinal cord exits). This would be an emergency and if you are writing this, you dont have it ! ...Read more
Had Laminectomy at L-3 in May 2016, post surgery numbness of right leg from waist to toes, surgeon knicked dura during surgery with CSF leakage.
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. ...Read more
Sometimes.: Pleuroamniotic fetal shunting is the optimal approach versus neonatal drainage in the nursery. The fluid can re-accumulate, but not for long. ...Read more
CSF leak following labor epidural. Blood patch resolved spinal headache, but now have other concerns(pressure at base of skull, lightheaded, no appetite).What tests to determine if CSF leak continues?
Not any: MRI can occasionally pick up continuing leak. Usually based on symptoms. If you have continuing positional headache that makes the diagnosis of CSF leak. Sometimes it takes a few days for CSF pressures to stabilize and to feel normal: especially after having a baby with all the disruptions in sleep, your physiology etc that that brings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a lumbar spinal fusion operation 4 years. What could be causing fluid drainage from the site of operation?
CSF leak, Infection: If you are having drainage from your incision after surgery four years ago you need to see your surgeon asap to for work up and likely MRI and/or ct. This can be a serious condition like CSF or infection that can be life threatening if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had MRI after lumbar puncture due to pain. No leak/hematoma. Bulging disc, tears, cysts. No pain/symptoms before puncture, did it cause/irritate this?
Is it possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever. Painful epidural even with lidocaine before placed. NSAI helps.
Headache after ESI: Post dural puncture headache after 3 weeks LESI very unlikely but possible NSAID are not going to help much Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) which has caffeine and ergotamine will be more helpful if there is CSF leak you will need a Epidural Blood Patch contact the MD tha tgave you the LESI treatment ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: It may increase the risk.Get a more detailed answer ›
What location would you puncture spinal cord to draw cerebrospinal fluid if brain has an infection?
Not the spinal cord: Lumbar puncture is done below the spinal cord itself, usually between 3rd and 4th or 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae. Spinal cord ends at about first lumbar vertebra but the membranes containing cerebrospinal fluid extend below that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lumbar-puncture/my00982. ...Read more
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