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How much cerebro spinal fluid is removed during lumbar puncture ?

How much cerebro spinal fluid is removed during lumbar puncture ?

3-5 cc: Usually routine analysis necessitates between 3 to 5 cc. This is about half a teaspoon to one teaspoon. Some conditions necessitate removing 2 teaspoons and in rare conditions such as hydrocephalus, 20-30 cc may be removed. ...Read more

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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


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Is incontinence permanent after spinal fushion surgery?

Is incontinence permanent after spinal fushion 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

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Can a CSF leak reoccur 2 years after spinal headache during csection?

Can a CSF leak reoccur 2 years after spinal headache during csection?

CSF leak: If a CSF leak is going to occur it is usually within weeks to months, if you are 2 years out while there might still be a risk it would be very low. ...Read more

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If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

Sometimes: Definitely needs to be watched carefully. Sometimes resolves with a spinal drain alone, but sustained leakage through the wound requires re operation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See a neurologist: This is more than just a nicked dura. This is nerve root damage. You need a careful neurologic exam and possible reimaging & electrodiagnostic testing. Do not rely on Doctor Google for an answer. ...Read more

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I have chiari malformation. Decompressed 2012, CSF leak surgery 2012, vp shunt 2013. Carpal tunnel result of chiari? Only small relief after surgeries

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

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2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

2nd hernia repair in 4 days ascites leak after first surgery should I expect more leakage?

Possible: If you have leak of ascetic fluid in first surgery , will have same in the second surgery., cirrhotic patients with ascots , if entered into peritoneum , fluid will leak , wound healing will be delayed. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a spinal fluid leak after surgery the fault of the surgeons?

I was wondering is a spinal fluid leak after surgery the fault of the surgeons?

Not necessarily: Did you have spinal anesthesia? Did a surgeon operate on you brain or spinal cord? What did you have surgery for? Infrequently a spinal fluid leak can develop spontaneously. ...Read more

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About how much cerebro spinal fluid is removed during a diagnostic lumbar puncture ?

About how much cerebro spinal fluid is removed during a diagnostic lumbar puncture ?

Small amount: Typically 1 to 2 tablespoons. If fluid needs to be sent for cytology - looking for abnormal cells, then more fluid is needed. You produce the fluid continuously and whatever fluid is taken out is rapidly replaced. ...Read more

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I had a lumbar spinal fusion operation 4 years. What could be causing fluid drainage from the site of operation?

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 more

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What can cause fluid to leak from incision 4 months after galbladder was removed?

What can cause fluid to leak from incision 4 months after galbladder was removed?

Possible infection: Incisions are not supposed to leak fluids. I would inform the surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Does fluid always come back after chylothorax drainage?

Does fluid always come back after chylothorax drainage?

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

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Is surgery necessary after rupturing 3 disks?

Is surgery necessary after rupturing 3 disks?

Not always: You can try conservative management such as physical therapy, mild pain meds and epidural steroid injections. If you cannot get improvement or if weakness develops you should be seen by a spine surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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After microdiscectomy will a spinal tap affect back?

After microdiscectomy will a spinal tap affect back?

Likely Not: A lumbar microdiscectomy removes a portion of the herniated disc, a spinal tap removes fluid from csf. Unless your surgery was done recently, having a spinal tap done after a discectomy should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Does ascites fluid leak into the groin area after a hernia repair if you have cirrhosis with ascites.

Get treated: Treatment is necessary to control the ascites and prevent it from leaking through your recent incision. Okay to call your surgery team. ...Read more

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Is it true that a spinal fluid leak after surgery is the surgeons fault?

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 more

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Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

Why does fluid build up after hernia surgery?

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 more

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Can a lung puncture leak again after healing?

Can a lung puncture leak again after healing?

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 more

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Why after lambar puncture procedur the CSF rhinorrhea was stopped ?

May be temporary: By removing fluid, the pressure in the CSF compartment decreases, so the leak may stop for a bit. ...Read more

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