Spinal Fluid Leak After Back Surgery

Featured Article
Definition

A CSF leak is an escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.


Alternative Names

Intracranial hypotension


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Any tear or hole in the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord (dura) can allow the fluid that surrounds those organs to leak.

This fluid is called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). When it leaks out, the pressure around the brain and spinal cord drops.

Causes of leakage through the dura include:

  • Certain head, brain, or spinal...
Read more

More information on "Spinal Fluid Leak After Back Surgery"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Chronic Pain »