Cerebrospinal fluid leakage and management: A literature review

H. Singh, Michael Y. Wang

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage is a common complication following spinal surgery. Early detection and proactive treatment are beneficial for preventing the sequelae of prolonged or persistent CSF drainage. This report reviews the current methods for the detection of occult CSF leakage and treatment options in cases of iatrogenic dural violations during spinal surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalArgoSpine News and Journal
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • CSF leak
  • dural tear
  • durotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anatomy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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