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Spinal Fluid Leak After Surgery
Not necessarily : Discuss with your surgeon. Even if spontaneous recovery is not possible referral to a urologist might help shed some light on further options. Good luck. ...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
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
Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap. ...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
Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.
Vague ?? but no: What kind of surgery are you referring to? With many neurosurgical procedures, CSF leak is a risk, especially if the CSF space itself was entered as a part of the operation. These leaks are not uncommon, sometimes even a normal part of healing, and usually resolve with proper treatment. I encourage you to review your concerns with your surgeon. Your surgeon is in the best position to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid: Fluid (called seroma) can build up in the empty space where the hernia had been. Also the tissues around the surgical site can become temporarily swollen and firm. This fluid formation is common, is more noticeable after repair of larger hernias, and resolves over several days to a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) is due to an air leak from the inside of the lung through the covering of the lung, out into the space between the lung and the ribs. The site of the leak has some damage, which will heal itself. The cause of the damage can recur, or the healing may not be strong enough, so a repeat leak can happen. It is not possible to predict if or when the lung will leak again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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