Patient :Just had a surgery to repair a puncture in the Dura using a dura patch which occurred during a previous surgery to back. The repair was five days ago however still leaking CSF from stitches in lower back and suffering from severe headaches. Is this normal? Does the patch take this long to completely seal the puncture? Or does this mean that the repair surgery did not work?
Symptoms: Leaking of CSF from lower back stitches, headache
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