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    Old 08-06-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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    Will spinal fluid stop leaking?

    My 69 year old aunt has had 3 back surgeries in the past 3 years; as a result, the covering of her spinal cord has become something like 'wet waxed paper' (to quote her doctor), and she is continously leaking spinal fluid.( Movement makes the problem worse; after walking a short time she suffers headaches and nausea.) 2 additional surgical attempts have been made to correct this, with no luck. Her doctor has said that he is 'running out of options' and may surgically install some sort of drain for the spinal fluid. Has anyone heard of this sort of problem? Will the leaking eventually stop? If it doesn't stop, can a person live a normal sort of life while leaking spinal fluid?

     
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