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What 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
If cerebro-spinal fluid is leaking through the nose. It implies a breech in the base of the skull. There is a specific test to determine if the fluid leaking from the nose is CSF, a test of beta transferrin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, ...Read more
Spinal fluid leak: This means the spinal fluid, which normally surrounds the brain and spinal cord, is leaking through the skull base into the nose. There are many causes, including trauma, infections, a tumor, or following surgery of the brain or sinuses. Untreated spinal fluid leaks can cause meningitis (a serious infection) and should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is having cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea something to worry about? My wife is upset since my son's doctor visit.
Csf rhinorrhea: Unfortunately yes. The question is why does he have fluid from around his brain (CSF) coming from his nose. That usually means there is an abnormal connection from his brain to one of his sinuses which then drains out of his nose . I'm hoping there is a plan to figure it out? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Drops: When collecting fluid during a lumbar puncture, we don't exactly count drops of fluid. Rather, we count CCs (cubic centimenters). Typically there are 4 tubes. We collect only 1-2 cc in the first and 2-6 in the rest. The amount collected depends on the purpose of the lumbar puncture. Decreasing fluid pressure, having enough fluid for many lab tests are 2 reasons to draw off larger amounts. ...Read more
See below: I think the doctors think there is a problem that involves the blood system you should know within a week or so the results of these tests. ...Read more
Fizzing sound in back of neck, think its circulation of cerebrospinal fluid. Normal for it to be audible?
Not likely,,,: This is highly unlike to be audible. It's deep on your brain and around your brain and contained in membranes. If you have this sound, it's likely to be something else like vertebral joint crepitus or sounds from joint movement, or even just the brushing of the hairs on your neck. If you're still concerned, you can see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you please explain why physicians take cerebrospinal fluid from you to determine if you have meningitis?
We found out theres extra cerebrospinal fluid on frontal lobes in our 6 month old boy. We are told its benigndoes this really just go away on its own?
Yes it can: There is definitely a tpe of hydrocephalus that is benign and not caused by any obstruction in the CSF pathways in the brain, and yes, indeed, this can just clear up on its own over time, usually between ages 1 and 3. If a good neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon has reviewed everything and concluded that it is indeed the type that will just clear up, rest assured! ...Read more
Watery substance: 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 day to day activities.. ...Read more
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
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