#leakweek – day 7

Today is DAY 7 of Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week. Our focus for our last day of Leak Week is: Prognosis of spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and Looking Forward. Prognosis While published patient outcomes remain rather limited, we do know that most patients do...

#leakweek – day 6

  Today is DAY 6 of Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week. Our focus for today is: Treatment of spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, also known as intracranial hypotension. Treatment Treatments for spinal CSF leaks vary from conservative to surgical procedures. The...

#leakweek – day 5

Today is DAY 5 of Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week. We will focus today on  Causes and Classification of spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, also known as intracranial hypotension. Causes There are 3 main causes of spinal CSF leak: • Medical procedures (lumbar...

#leakweek – day 4

Today is DAY 4 of Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week. Our focus for today is on: Diagnosis of spinal Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. For the majority of patients with spinal CSF leak, the diagnosis is missed entirely or delayed by months or years. Because this is...

Rare Disease Day 2017

Today is Rare Disease Day. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the US when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. A disease or disorder is defined as rare in Europe when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000. Spontaneous spinal CSF leak is...