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Post-operative Pseudomeningocele after Spine Surgery: Rare Cause of Failed Back Syndrome
Rakesh Gupta 1, Sharadendu Narayan 2
1- Professor
2- MCh Resident , sharad_jsr@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (981 Views)

Background and Importance: Pseudomeningocele is a rare complication of spine surgery, and it is the collection of cerebrospinal fluid in paraspinal tissues. Giant pseudomeningoceles are still rare, and very few cases have been reported in literature. It is usually occult in presentation, and patients do not have any symptoms ascribable to it.
Case Presentation: We came across two symptomatic patients with post laminectomy pseudomeningoceles in past one year at our institution. The patients were managed with surgical closure of the dural defect. Both patients were asymptomatic post-operatively and doing well on follow up.
Conclusion: Reappearance of neurological symptoms in a patient undergoing spine surgery previously needs careful evaluation. Rarely the symptoms of failed back surgery are seen to be arising due to a pseudomeningocele.

Keywords: Pseudomeningocele, Incidental Durotomy, Laminectomy, Failed Back Syndrome
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Type of Study: Case report | Subject: Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
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DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.irjns.2.1.15


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Gupta R, Narayan S. Post-operative Pseudomeningocele after Spine Surgery: Rare Cause of Failed Back Syndrome. IrJNS. 2016; 2 (1) :15-18
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