Spine Surgery pp 697-701 | Cite as

Management of CSF Fistula

  • John M. Duff
  • Rodolfo Maduri


Unintentional dural tear with spinal cerebrospinal fluid fistula has a prevalence of 1–17% approximately. It is almost certainly underreported and the clinical consequences can carry a significant morbidity. One of the most serious risks of that of meningitis. Additionally, it can lead to further surgeries, prolonged hospitalisation and a significant increase in health care costs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Duff
    • 1
  • Rodolfo Maduri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurosciencesUniversity Hospital of Lausanne, CHUVLausanneSwitzerland

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