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Dural Tear

AnonymousUserAnonymousUser Posts: 51,513
edited 06/11/2012 - 1:23 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I asked my surgeon's office for a copy of the surgical notes, and I just received a copy of the transcribed report.

Nothing terribly different in the report that I hadn't been told except for the following:

"During this, a very slight dural tear was encountered and after the nerve was extensively decompressed, this was patched with a piece of collage [should that be collagen?] and Tisseel, which was also used to perform hemostasis."

The NS never said anything to me about this, and I'm sure if I ask him he'll say it's relatively common and not a big deal.

Anybody know anything about this? Is it common? Should I be concerned?

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