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Lumbar Drain

pinkfloyd2388ppinkfloyd2388 Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Problems
I had a laminectomy of my S2 - s4 due to Cauda Equina syndrome... than a dura repair than and other dura repair due to the fact I was litteraly leaking spinal fluid outside of my wound, I had a lumbar drain with 5 days of having to be flat - anyone else had this happen? Also My back is getting worst rather than better and I was told I had a spinal hematoma... really fustrated...


  • I had about 6 days of the spinal leak during my pain pump trial, i had to lay flat myself for the whole part of the trial before i finaly had them pull it and never went for the implant for it after that,

    Dura repair do you mean blood patch to stop the leak? Because that what had to be done with me after pump was pulled, took 2nd blood patch to stop the leak,

    Worst feeling i ever had, Spinal leak to me is worse then a spine surgery itself,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
  • Not a blood patch, and actual surgery they stated my leak was too large for a blood the first time and second time I was leaking outside of my body. I fear it coming back and going back into flat world I've had to do it 3 times for a total of 9 days and thats more than enough!
  • If its not blood patch, how do they fix the dura? Sounds like they need to get you back in the hospital to make sure there is no further leak,

    Sounds prety screwed up, Good luck. Hopefuly they figure it out and get it under control,
    Flexicore ADR 2004 resulting nerve damage l4l5 Fusion 2006 same level, 2009 hardware removal with lami !
    2012 scs implant ,
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