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Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak

Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak Chronic CSF leak is a complication of spinal surgery. Multiple terms are used in the context of abnormal flow of CSF at the spinal level and clarification is needed. Differences between durotomy, duro-cutaneous fistula and pseudo-meningocele are important and must therefore be better appreciated. Clinical significance can be found in the incidence of this problem which can plague patients and frustrate clinicians. By providing a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology, a logical treatment algorithm can be suggested for assisting treating physicians. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ArgoSpine News & Journal Springer Journals

Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Fluid (CSF) leak

ArgoSpine News & Journal , Volume 24 (4) – Mar 28, 2013

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by ARGOS and Springer-Verlag France
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Orthopedics; Surgical Orthopedics; Diagnostic Radiology
ISSN
1957-7729
eISSN
1957-7737
DOI
10.1007/s12240-012-0059-5
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Abstract

Chronic CSF leak is a complication of spinal surgery. Multiple terms are used in the context of abnormal flow of CSF at the spinal level and clarification is needed. Differences between durotomy, duro-cutaneous fistula and pseudo-meningocele are important and must therefore be better appreciated. Clinical significance can be found in the incidence of this problem which can plague patients and frustrate clinicians. By providing a comprehensive review of the pathophysiology, a logical treatment algorithm can be suggested for assisting treating physicians.

Journal

ArgoSpine News & JournalSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 28, 2013

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