Jeanne Scanlon

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STUDY DESIGN This case report illustrates the development of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula and pseudomeningocele in a patient after lumbar discectomy and fusion with instrumentation. OBJECTIVE The patient is treated successfully with a combined treatment protocol of epidural blood patch and brief course of spinal drainage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA(More)
Historically, patients undergoing a lumbar laminectomy for discectomy (LLD) have been admitted to the hospital for 1 to 3 days. Because a patient undergoing a surgical procedure is not necessarily medically ill, many surgical procedures are now performed on an outpatient basis. A multidisciplinary nursing team proposed that some patients scheduled to(More)
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