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Histroy of tumor removal from pituitary gland, excessive brain fluid, csf leak. Have lumbar shunt. Reason for more brain fluid?

Last year I had a transnasal endoscopic tumor removed from my pituitary gland. During surgery there was a problem, too much pressure in my head and brain fluid. I was sent home and rushed right back csf leak. I know have a lumbar shunt I'm my back. Can you tell my I have so much brain fluid. My Dr said " I don't know"
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Post trans nasal surgery some patients can develop a CSF leak . If it is self limiting there is no surgery performed to close it.if it does not close then a sea lent material is used to close the area.
The lumboperitoneal shut they have put is to reduce the pressure in the brain.kindly consult your neurosurgeon as why you developed increased could also consult a neurologist at your place for an opinion as we would need to look at all your reports and labs. Kindly meet a endocrinologist as well as very often post pituitary surgery hormonal imbalances can occur and life long supplementation of the deficient hormone is required.
Answered: Thu, 6 Jun 2013
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