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Csf Leak

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs through a defect in the skull or dura and leaks through the ear or nose. There are two types spinal and cranial CSF. The most common symptoms include headaches. Sometimes a conservative treatment like bed rest can heal the leak. But many cases need a patch to cover the hole or leak.

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How common is CSF leak after shunt surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister-in-law have surgery shunt in brain for hydrocephalus conditon before two weeks and she was unconcious. But now they suggest surgery for CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid) leak. We are very confused what should we do? Is it possible to have CSF leak after shunt surgery? Kindly revert ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I feel sorry for all the pain your sister in law is going through. Hydrocephalus is a difficult problem to treat. The complication which are seen your sister in law case are very common in these type of patients. I would suggest you to follow your doctors (neurosurgeon...  Read Full »

Can CSF leak cause opening pressure in sphenoid?

Query: Can someone interpret the two please? I am having pressure and metallic drainage after the second image could this be a CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid) leak? Also why does my pituitary look lifted/ detached? One is taken before a month and it shows my pituitary enlarged but looking intact, before I had a...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Pramod Patil

Answer: Hi, Sorry for the pain you are going through. To find out CSF leak, investigation in cases like you is CT-cisternogram. ( spontaneous CSF leak has been reported in patients). You can sit in forward stupping ( bending forward) position, collect some fluid and send it for beta-transferin test ( speci...  Read Full »

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