Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leaks

Cranial and Spinal CSF Leaks

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a watery fluid that the nervous system produces to nourish and protect the brain and spine. CSF leaks can happen in two main areas: the skull (also called the cranium) and the spinal cord.

For the most part, cranial and spinal CSF leaks have unique causes and treatments. Duke specialists are experts in identifying the type, cause, and location of CSF leaks. They offer a range of treatments to correct the leaks and eliminate the chronic headaches that often result.