Raleigh, NC 27609
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Surgical Repair of Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks
Surgical Procedure: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Closure
Indications for Surgery: Leakage of fluid from around the brain into the ear or surrounding structures (trauma, post-surgery, or spontaneous causes)
Surgical Time: 1 – 5 hours
Hospital Admission: 1 - 4 days
Surgical Procedure: A combination of approaches tailored to the individual site of leakage. Frequently access from above and below the leak is necessary using a mastoid approach and a middle fossa approach. In many situations tissue is used to repair the leak, but bone replacement cements are necessary.
Miscellaneous: Cerebrospinal fluid leakage places the patient at risk for meningitis and needs urgent attention.