Hi everybody I am new to this site. I was wondering if anybody had experienced a seroma at a laminectomy site and what treatment it required? I had a laminectomy L4-L5 and a L5-S1 laminectomy with fusion on 1/28/09. At that time all my pain was on the right side - after surgery all preop pain was gone - had the surgical pain to deal with, but with meds that was tolerable. About 5-6 weeks post op I developed left sided sciatic pain and pain in the left hip. Had a ct which showed a seroma within the laminectomy defect a postsurgical seroma. My surgeon blew me off and refused to give me any other pain meds(I hadn't had but 2 rx since surgery and didn't return until I ran out od meds and realized how bad it hurt without pain meds). My surgeon did'nt know I had gotten a copy of my CT report prior to my visit. He gave a very complex explation of what a seroma was and I was foolish enough to go without looking up the definition of a seroma. I feel like he blew me off, told me it would all be resolved in 4 weeks. I am so frustrated and down. I have had this hugh surgery and all that has happened is my pain has changed sites. I guess I need to get a second opion???????
Thu, 03/12/2009 - 2:49pm#1
painful seroma after laminectomy L4-L5 and fusion L5-S1