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Cerebrospinal fluid leak, what is sinus tissues in brain?, water between skull and dura mater absorbation, pressure within the brain is fine and lumbar measured for puncture. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Yeah.
User :   Hi Doctor I think I spoke to you earlier
User :   about my son who has CSF leaks
User :   I just wanted to know few more things
Doctor :   No, In Bangalore.
User :   Are you based in Delhi
User :   actually wanted to know what is sinus tissues in brain
User :   are they found outside the dura mater layer
Doctor :   They are the venous gaps which drain venous blood in head and brain.
User :   since there is some water between skull and dura mater .. will it get absorbed on its own
User :   i mean though have tendency to absorb
User :   do they have tendency to absorb this CSF fluid
Doctor :   Yes they do absorb CSF fluid.
Doctor :   No it has to be drained.
User :   ok but what about the CSF fluid which has leaked outside the dura mater
User :   does it also absorb that
Doctor :   It has to be drained surgically.
User :   how that fluid can be drained
User :   by instrument or ?
User :   ohh
Doctor :   Yeah.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   one more question
User :   The tendency of Dura Mater to repair by itself .. is it more in children I mean can children heal faster
User :   or it other way round
Doctor :   Yes healing will be better in chidrens.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Provide him good nutritious food.
Doctor :   Fruits and vegetables.
User :   like
User :   actually I am very worried for him
User :   I just want his CSF leak to heal
User :   rest I know he will recover
Doctor :   If once the leak stops automatically it will get healed.
User :   cant even cry as I have to take care of his health . so have to keep my health intact
Doctor :   Do not worry. I think by the history you gave your child is improving.
User :   yes but how much time it takes
User :   I know but will have to worry till the time he heals .. he is just 5.5 yrs old
Doctor :   Usually children s do recover very fast than young and elder persons.
Doctor :   Healing is a natural process.
Doctor :   So it can not be altered.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   ok anyway thanks a lot doctor
User :   Just wanted a advice
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Doctor :   Yes is there anything i may assist you.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   hi doctor
User :   Are you a neuro surgen
Doctor :   No, I am a general and family physician I can answer within my expertise.
Doctor :   Yeah.
User :   ok are you doctor?
Doctor :   Ok, is there anything i may assist you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Actually I missed one question..
User :   Current Neuro who is treating my son said that pressure within my sons brain are fine
User :   they did lumbar puncture to measure
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   That does mean CSF pressure is ok, which means chances of further leakage are less.
User :   Also doctor there is no medicine in the world which can heal dura mater faster
User :   I thought medical is advance
Doctor :   As i said healing is a natural process in any part of body. Whatever the medicines your child has received or receiving are only to help that process.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok
User :   also you said he should have better diet of veggi and fruit
User :   specific ones
Doctor :   Yes that would contain good amount of vitamins and proteins required to boost the energy levels and heal the wound faster.
Doctor :   Citrus fruits specially are helpful.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They are related.
User :   and since he got hit on left side of brain
User :   his right side is weak
User :   will a physiotherapist be able to bring those activities back again by excersise
Doctor :   Yeah that you can think of later once your child keeps improving.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   ok thanks doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything i may assist you.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   I wish your child speed trouble less recovery.
User :   thanks a lot doctor I hope I share the good news with you soon
Doctor :   Yeah waiting for it. Thank you.
Doctor :   Yeah they do. It is our duty.
User :   Thanks!! to you doctor .. In some cases Doctors are god for us
User :   Thanks !!
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions.
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