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Can a CSF Leak heal itself?

By Anonymous December 7, 2010 - 5:00pm
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After a runny nose for 3 months, I was diagnosed with a CSF Leak and scheduled for endoscopic surgery. But, my nose hasn't leaked for 2 weeks and my ENT surgeon feels that the leak has healed itself. Is this possible?

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They can heal on their own, and probably do in most people (that never knew they had one), but if you have a leak for over a month, your outcome will be grim without intervention, and many never get better even with intervention

Check out www.csfleak.org for authoritative info.

October 5, 2012 - 9:33pm
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Anon - The medical literature states that many cases heal on their own. Please review the following information to determine if you want to accept your doctor's view or seek a second opinion.
We wish you well.

December 7, 2010 - 5:55pm
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