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Spinal dura tears

I have been reading info. On this site since my problem but have not found what I am looking for. This is the situation, had old hardware removed from L4-5-S1 from 8 yrs ago. Major scar tissue and had 3 dura tears and sent home post 5days to heal. Tears did not heal, csf drained via incision bad, had surgery again to graft the 3 tears. 6 weeks later had a seroma on top of spine thought infection but not, had it drained by aspiration and went back home after 5 days in hospital and now had another surgery Jan. 11 to remove a large seroma on spine that gave me symptoms of a csf leak but no leak found. I still feel bad, has anyone had this problem and what was your outcome?


  • I just wanted to welcome you here. I'm sure the people on here will be able to help. I haven't had to deal with what you are going thru but hope you are able to get relief soon.
    ALIF L3-5 Aug '11, butress plates added pos. Feb '12, 2013 revision decompresive laminectomy L3-SI, removal of hardware, exploration, allograft, instrumentation and possible bone morphogenic protein (BMP) 3rd times the charm!
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