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Small child, EVD removed, leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Cause of concern?

Hi my son had an EVD removed on Monday. Today for some reason he has started leaking CSF . Not alot and not continuously. Neurosurgery came in and looked, made him cry his little head off and ironically no leakage. I am just wondering what could be going on. He is fine from a neurological standpoint. We are just wondering if we should be worried or wait and see?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thank you for your query and sorry for replying to it so late.

I hope by now the leak of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) must have stopped. If not then the doctors must have taken corrective measures.

It is not uncommon for the fluid to leak from the site where the drain has been removed as healing takes time. The neurosurgeon checked this by making your son cry which increases the CSF pressure and should have caused some leak if the healing was inadequate. As there was no leakage he did not take any corrective measures.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rohit M Patil's  Response
I don't think U shld be worried as he is neurologically normal...if its leaking frequently or if he has any neurological disturbances get him re evaluated...
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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