Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Success Determination of Lumbar Drainage in Cranial Traumatic CSF Fistula

Nabeel Chaudhary, Liaqat Mahmood Awan*, Azam Niaz and Anjum Habib Vohra
Department of Neurosurgery PGMI/LGH, Lahore General Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
Corresponding author : Liaqat Mahmood Awan
Ward 15, Professor Office Department of Neurosurgery, Lahore General Hospital Lahore, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 24, 2013 Accepted: September 30, 2013 Published: October 07, 2013
Citation: Chaudhary N, Awan LM, Niaz1 A, Vohra AH (2013) Success Determination of Lumbar Drainage in Cranial Traumatic CSF Fistula. J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000121

Abstract

 Success Determination of Lumbar Drainage in Cranial Traumatic CSF Fistula

The management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae after skull base surgery or trauma is challenging for the neurosurgeons. Surgical exploration and repair is an option but it is an invasive procedure with possibility of failure to detect fistulae. Placement of lumbar drain has shown variable success rate in different studies. This study was conducted to determine the success of lumbar drains.

Keywords: CSF fistulae; Lumbar drain; Success

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