Review of spinal pseudomeningoceles and cerebrospinal fluid fistulas.

  title={Review of spinal pseudomeningoceles and cerebrospinal fluid fistulas.},
  author={Mark Wade Hawk and Kee Duk Kim},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={9 1},
Spinal pseudomeningoceles and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulas are uncommon extradural collections of CSF that may result from inadvertent tears in the dural-arachnoid layer, traumatic injury, or may be congenital in origin. Most pseudomeningoceles are iatrogenic and occur in the posterior lumbar region following surgery. The true incidence of iatrogenic pseudomeningoceles following laminectomy or discectomy is unknown; however, the authors of several published reports suggest that the… CONTINUE READING


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