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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery

In brief: Sometimes

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

In brief: Sometimes

Definitely needs to be watched carefully.
Sometimes resolves with a spinal drain alone, but sustained leakage through the wound requires re operation.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery

In brief: Dura patch

Depends if the leak is through the wound in which case a surgical repair might be necessary.
If the leak and collection are under the skin and not leaking then it can be followed.

In brief: Dura patch

Depends if the leak is through the wound in which case a surgical repair might be necessary.
If the leak and collection are under the skin and not leaking then it can be followed.
Dr. James Goodrich
Dr. James Goodrich
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