Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and pseudomeningocele formation after posterior fossa tumor resection in children: a retrospective analysis

@article{Steinbok2006CerebrospinalF,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and pseudomeningocele formation after posterior fossa tumor resection in children: a retrospective analysis},
  author={Paul Steinbok and Ash Singhal and Janith Mills and David Douglas Cochrane and Angel V Price},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={171-174}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of pseudomeningocele and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after posterior fossa tumor surgery and to analyze factors that may be associated with these conditions. In particular, we wished to determine if there was evidence to support the hypothesis that the use of tissue glue, dural grafts, or external ventricular drainage (EVD) prevented CSF from leaking outside the closed dura. A retrospective chart review was carried out of posterior… CONTINUE READING

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