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 terms "Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak" returned 30 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak of the sphenoid sinus mimicking allergic rhinitis, and managed successfully by a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report.
 

Author(s): Youssef Darouassi, Mohamed Mliha Touati, Mehdi Chihani, Ali Akhaddar, Haddou Ammar, Brahim Bouaity

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Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks are rare but may lead to confusion with other diseases in patients without history of trauma. We report a rare case unusual for two reasons. First, our patient was put under antiallergic medication for months before the diagnosis of spontaneous ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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The Relief of Unilateral Painful Thoracic Radiculopathy without Headache from Remote Spontaneous Spinal Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak.
 

Author(s): Byung-Chul Son, Sang-Woo Ha, Si-Hoon Lee, Jin-Gyu Choi

Journal: Pain Res Manag. 2016 ;2016():4798465.

 

Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) caused by spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks produces orthostatic headaches. Although upper arm pain or paresthesia is reportedly associated with SIH from spontaneous spinal CSF leak in the presence of orthostatic headache, ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

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Postoperative Low-Flow Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak of Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Adenoma--Wait and See, or Lumbar Drain?
 

Author(s): Rucai Zhan, Songyu Chen, Shujun Xu, James K Liu, Xingang Li

Journal: J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1261-4.

 

To assess the effectiveness of continuous lumbar drainage (LD) for management of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks after endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach for resection of pituitary adenoma. Three hundred eighty-four medical records of patients who were admitted ...

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2015

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The terms "Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

State of the art of endoscopic frontal sinus cerebrospinal fluid leak repair.
 

Author(s): V Patron, V Roger, S Moreau, E Babin, M Hitier

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2015 Dec;132(6):347-52.

 

Frontal sinus cerebrospinal fluid leaks are rare and their surgical management is difficult. Up until recently, they could only be treated by open surgery with an osteoplastic flap. With the development of endoscopic surgery, less invasive techniques such as an exclusive endoscopic ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Delayed cerebrospinal fluid leak after watertight dural closure with a polyethylene glycol hydrogel dural sealant in posterior fossa surgery: case report.
 

Author(s): Junya Jito, Naoki Nitta, Kazuhiko Nozaki

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2014 ;54(8):634-9.

 

A polyethylene glycol (PEG) hydrogel sealant recently has been approved as an adjunct to sutured dural closure in Japan. We treated consecutive six patients with PEG hydrogel sealant in posterior fossa operation. Three of six cases suffered delayed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after ...

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2014

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Acetazolamide to Prevent Post Operative CSF Leak
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

 

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2017

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Mobilisation Algorithm After Incidental Durotomy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2016

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Efficacy and Safety of FS VH S/D 500 S-apr as an Adjunct to Sutured Dural Repair in Cranial Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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