This video animation explains spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and that the hallmark symptom of an “upright headache” or a headache that is worse when upright for a variable length of time may be due to a spinal CSF leak.
This video briefly introduces the main symptom of headache due to spinal CSF leak.
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This video discusses the diagnosis of spinal CSF leaks.
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This video reviews the treatment of spinal CSF leaks.
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This video discusses the prognosis of spinal CSF leaks.
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This video was posted on February 26, 2016 by Ian Carroll, MD of Stanford University.
The talk is about one hour with Q & A at the end. Shared with permission.
The descent of the cerebellar tonsils in intracranial hypotension secondary to spinal CSF leaks can mimic Chiari.
Patients may also have brain descent associated with congenital Chiari which is exacerbated by intracranial hypotenson from spinal CSF leaks. This complexity impacts treatment and outcomes.
Mark Luciano, MD of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD, gave a talk in association with the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation on April 15, 2016 that may help you to better understand. The video link below is shared with permission from Dr. Luciano and the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation.