Cerebrospinal fluid can leak out from around the spine due to a hole in the dura, the dense tissue that surrounds the spine and brain. The hole can result from:
- A tear caused by a bone spur
- An abnormal connection that forms between the dura and a nearby vein
- A traumatic injury
- Placement of an epidural catheter for childbirth or pain management
Learn More About Spinal CSF Leaks
Our neuroradiologists use advanced imaging tests to diagnose spinal CSF leaks. They can often be alleviated with an injection or surgery.