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 29 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak following a pilates class: a case report.
 

Author(s): James Davis, Irini Yanny, Sukhdev Chatu, Patrick Dubois, Bu Hayee, Nick Moran

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A spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak is the most common cause of spontaneous intracranial hypotension which is an uncommon but increasingly recognized cause of headache. This article describes the first reported case of pilates being associated with a spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal ...

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2015

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Spontaneous C1-2 cerebrospinal fluid leak treated with a targeted cervical epidural blood patch using a cervical epidural Racz catheter.
 

Author(s): So-Young Kwon, Yong-Shin Kim, Sung-Min Han

Journal: Pain Physician. ;17(3):E381-4.

 

A 39-year-old woman with no history of trauma or meningitis presented to the neurology department of our hospital with an occipital headache, neck pain, nausea, and dizziness that had worsened during the previous month. The headache worsened when sitting or standing and partially ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2014

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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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