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Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage

Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL Vol.24 N°3-4 Editorial - quarterly december 2012 Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage Since the days of the ancient Pharaohs, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid has been known to have potentially fatal consequences and should not be underestimated. The purpose of this special supplement is to draw spinal surgeons’ attention to the clinical history, investigation and treatment of CSF leaks. Brisby et al. focus on CSF leakage during or after elective surgery for spinal disc disease. They point out that the repor ted incidence is as high as 16% in elective surger y, and dural tears A. Crockard are more common in elderly patients, lumbar surgery, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, and when surgeons are less experienced. Massicotte and George add to this list of risk factors for CSF leakage, including the connective tissue disorders such as Marfans and Ehlers Danlos syndromes. In their ar ticle they define the terms: durotomy, CSF leak, pseudomeningocoele, and duro-cutaneous fistula. Choi highlights that not all CSF leaks are complications of surgery or due to surgeon error. During surgery for spinal tumours for example, often the dura is purposely resected for complete tumour clearance. These wide resections of dura can http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ArgoSpine News & Journal Springer Journals

Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage

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

Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage

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ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL Vol.24 N°3-4 Editorial - quarterly december 2012 Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage Since the days of the ancient Pharaohs, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid has been known to have potentially fatal consequences and should not be underestimated. The purpose of this special supplement is to draw spinal surgeons’ attention to the clinical history, investigation and treatment of CSF leaks. Brisby et al. focus on CSF leakage during or after elective...
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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/s12240-012-0057-7
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Abstract

ARGOSPINE NEWS & JOURNAL Vol.24 N°3-4 Editorial - quarterly december 2012 Overview of cerebrospinal fluid leakage Since the days of the ancient Pharaohs, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid has been known to have potentially fatal consequences and should not be underestimated. The purpose of this special supplement is to draw spinal surgeons’ attention to the clinical history, investigation and treatment of CSF leaks. Brisby et al. focus on CSF leakage during or after elective surgery for spinal disc disease. They point out that the repor ted incidence is as high as 16% in elective surger y, and dural tears A. Crockard are more common in elderly patients, lumbar surgery, ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, and when surgeons are less experienced. Massicotte and George add to this list of risk factors for CSF leakage, including the connective tissue disorders such as Marfans and Ehlers Danlos syndromes. In their ar ticle they define the terms: durotomy, CSF leak, pseudomeningocoele, and duro-cutaneous fistula. Choi highlights that not all CSF leaks are complications of surgery or due to surgeon error. During surgery for spinal tumours for example, often the dura is purposely resected for complete tumour clearance. These wide resections of dura can

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Published: Mar 28, 2013

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