Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

A Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak is a leak of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Tears or holes in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord cause CSF leaks. Tears can be a result of various causes such as head injury or surgery, and spinal taps. Symptoms of a CSF leak may include: light sensitivity, nausea, neck stiffness, and drainage of CSF fluid from the ears or nose. CT scans and MRIs of the head or spine can diagnose this condition. CFS leaks may go away on their own after a few days, depending on their cause. Patients are recommended to go on bed rest and drink many fluids. Headaches can be treated with painkillers, and surgery to repair the leak is rarely necessary.

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The EVICELĀ® Neurosurgery Phase III Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2016

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Incidence of Headache Following an Unintentional Dural Puncture
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Postdural Puncture Headache; Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache; Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2016

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The Paediatric EVICELĀ® Neuro Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: CSF Leak

 

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2016

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