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Thecal repair in post-surgical pseudomeningocoele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7718167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A postsurgical pseudomeningocoele (PSPM) forms when cerebrospinal fluid extravasates through a dura-arachnoidal tear and becomes encysted within the wound. Patients may become symptomatic with wound swelling, headache and radiculopathy. A uniform method of repairing PSPMs is described which includes separation of the dura from the arachnoid, dural repair under operating microscope control, and the use of overlapped local flaps to reinforce the dura and obliterate the PSPM sac. Four recent cases are presented which were successfully treated using this method.
G F Kaar; M Briggs; S H Bashir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-25     Completed Date:  1995-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Oxford, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoid / surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Dura Mater / surgery
Intervertebral Disk Displacement / radiography,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / radiography,  surgery*
Meningocele / diagnosis,  etiology*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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