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What sort of disorder is CSF otorrhea?

What sort of disorder is CSF otorrhea?

A serious condition: CSF is cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord. CSF otorrhea is when the fluid is draining out of your ear. It is considered a sign of a basilar skull fracture. It can also be associated with leakage thru the nose which is refered to as CSF rhinorrhea. ...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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How do you treat CSF otorrhea?

How do you treat CSF otorrhea?

It depends: It depends on the cause- basilar skull fracture, recent surgery, congenital, inner ear disease or rarely spontaneously. Also implied is a perforated ear drum allowing the leaking CSF to exit the middle ear into the external ear canal or eustachian tube. Meningitis must be identified if present. Treatment could involve antibiotics, diuretics, steroids or surgery. ...Read more

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My friend got CSF otorrhea. Why is that?

Otitis? Trauma?: Complicated otitis can cause lesions in the inner/middle ear that erode through the brain coverings (meninges) threatening meningitis and encephalitis with serious or even lethal consequences. CSF otorrhea can alternatively be the result of tumors of trauma to the base of the skull and is a very serious condition - emergent medical care should be sought with ent, neurosurgery, and neurology. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of CSF otorrhea?

What happens to my child as a result of CSF otorrhea?

CSF Otorrhea: Depending on the cause, trauma vs spontaneous, the presence of an abnormal communication between sterile subarachnoid space with the flora of the sinonasal places your child at great risk for meningitis, which is potentially life threatening. Your child should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist immediately who may refer you to a neurosurgeon if a complex operation is indicated to seal the leak. ...Read more

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With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

With CSF otorrhea what are my treatment options?

Neurosurgery: See a neurosurgeon there is a high risk of meningitis if the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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What disease does a CSF test show?

Variety: Most commonly used to check for meningitis or encephalitis infections, or any kind. Helpful in checking brain pressure in Pseudotumor Cerebri, but also useful in confirming inflammatory activity in Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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After having blood drawn and CSF i feel better from my symptoms of tingling and weakness and nausea seem better, disorders or diseases that cause?

After having blood drawn and CSF i feel better from my symptoms of tingling and weakness and nausea seem better,   disorders or diseases that cause?

Neurology: Therapeutic lumbar punctures are performed to relief idiopathic increased intracranial pressure when no signs of mass effect are noted. Make sure that your physician is aware of this interesting response to the lumbar puncture. I am glad that you feel better. Stay well. ...Read more

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Had spinal tap. O bands were found in CSF and not blood sample. IgG Index, CSF was 1.20. Does this tell how many bands? Says MS or another disease?

Get diagnosed: The spinal fluid may well be consistent with an immune mediated disorder, but MS is a clinical diagnosis based on history, exam, and MRI patterns. Your neurologist should readily be able to sort out these findings. And no, you do not list the number of oligoclonal bands. ...Read more

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CSF IgG is 2.6, CSF Albumin is 28, CFS IgG/Albumin Ratio is 9%. Could this indicate MS or Lyme Disease if clinically the symptoms fit?

Test results: The IGG Index requires a comparison to the IGG in blood and CSF. It is a nonspecific test for inflammatory diseases like those you referred to. What were the blood levels? A better test for MS is CSF oligoclonal bands. Do you have that? Along with an MRI result? For Lyme disease you would want a CSF ELISA or Western blot for Lyme proteins. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Longtime deafness,history otorrhea, underwent right tympanoplasty 10yrs back complete loss of hearing in left side,Hearing defect in right side,Rx ?

Longtime deafness,history otorrhea, underwent right tympanoplasty 10yrs back complete loss of hearing in left side,Hearing defect in right side,Rx ?

See your ENT: It's not clear whether you are describing a change in your current hearing, or looking for ways to improve your hearing. In either case, an ENT specialist would need to examine you, discuss your current hearing patterns, and then work out a plan of care with you. Please make an appointment and see what can be done. ...Read more

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What causes bands to show up in csf?

Two things: You can have bands (immature neutrophils or acute inflammatory cells) in the CSF from blood contamination or acute inflammation in the CSF from diseases such as meningitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: csf?

CSF: 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 brain & spinal cord. ...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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What causes low csf glucose, high csf monocytes ?

What causes low csf glucose, high csf monocytes ?

TB: This is not a suitable topic for this forum, as a proper diagnosis would require a whole lot additional information. TB meningitis can produce this picture. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3335590/ ...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