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What causes an intermittent csf leak to stop and start? Cause -spontaneous and area-right anterior cribriform plate

Explanation . You must a thumbed/eroded cribiform plate from some sort of prior insult... e.g.: infection, trauma etc. if it has healed and does not recur, then it may have healed completely with scar tissue. That doesn't completely eradicate your chances of a leak in the future and subsequently possibility for meningitis. So always remain vigilant with the signs and symptoms of leak and meningitis. . Read more...
High pressures. When spontaneous, CSF leak is usually due to benign intracranial hypertension. Drainage may be sporadic and depend on position, pressures, location, etc. Read more...

What to do if a very small intermittent csf leak can't be detected on a cisternogram?

Unlikely. Why are you asking this question.What are your symptoms and why was the cisternogram done.If it was done discuss the findings with your doctor.It is unlikely that they will miss a csf leak on cisternogram. Read more...

Been told if cannot locate slow intermittent csf leak on cisternogram doesn't mean I don't have one. Wat do I do next if this is the case???

CSF leak diagnosis. Intraspinal injection of radio opaque contrast such as a delayed iohexol CT can help localize a CSF leak, Also intraspinal injection of gadolinium and then delayed MRI of the suspected area can also show areas of CSF leak. Read more...

Can any conditions besides a CSF leak cause a positional headache? I'm fine while lying down, and I have a constant (mild) headache while standing.

Get evaluated. If you think you have a CSF leak, get evaluated. Caffeine can sometimes help this positional headache. Read more...
See a physician. I would see a physician. If your symptoms fit the diagnosis. He could order an MRI of the brain or a myelogram to see if there is evidence of a leak. Caffiene or steriods will help the headache. Read more...

Going in tomorrow for cisternogram to locate slow intermittent csf leak. Any info on what will happen, how long it will take, will they defo find leak?

A cisternogram. is a radionuclide test done in Nuclear Medicine Dept. It begins with a lumbar puncture when, while you lie on your side, a doctor inserts a needle between your vertebrae into the subarachnoid space where CSF is. Little pain. A tracer is injected. You stay lying down for at least an hour. Then, taken to imaging for up to an hour. Return 2-6, maybe 24, 48, even 72 hrs later for 1 hr. scan. Accurate. Read more...

I also suffer from eustacian tube dysfunction. Is this linked to intermittent csf leak?

CSF leak. I also suffer from eustacian tube dysfunction. Is this linked to intermittent csf leak? ANS: Very unlikely gut possible. If CSF is leaking you may die from meningitis. See you practitioner. Where did you get the idea it could be CSF leak. Would be very low on my list of possibilities. One old test is to check how much sugar is in the fluid. If very low may be CSF as brain uses all the glucose. Read more...