Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage After Anterior Decompression for Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in the Thoracic Spine: The Utilization of a Volume-controlled Pseudomeningocele
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 06/08/2012
Cho JY et al. – Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage managed with controlled chest tube drainage can produce a comparable result with those with additional subarachnoid drainage when watertight dural repair is impossible. The concept of controlled pseudomeningocele may be a useful and practical technique for the treatment of CSF leakage after anterior thoracic ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament surgery.