Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak from an anomalous thoracic nerve root: Case report

Alejandro J. Lopez, Robert K. Campbell, Omar Arnaout, Yvonne M. Curran, Ali Shaibani, Nader S. Dahdaleh

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Abstract

The authors report the case of a 28-year-old woman with a spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak from the sleeve of a redundant thoracic nerve root. She presented with postural headaches and orthostatic symptoms indicative of intracranial hypotension. CT myelography revealed that the lesion was located at the T-11 nerve root. After failure of conservative management, including blood patches and thrombin glue injections, the patient was successfully treated with surgical decompression and ligation of the duplicate nerve, resulting in full resolution of her orthostatic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Anomalous
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Congenital
  • Dura
  • Leak
  • Spine
  • Thoracic nerve root

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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