World Neurosurg 2020 05 5;137:119-125. Epub 2020 Feb 5.
Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Lumbar total disc replacement is increasingly becoming a more common treatment for discogenic low back pain refractory to conservative measures. Nevertheless, several complications have been reported, including, among others, wound infection, vascular injury, retrograde ejaculation, postsympathectomy syndrome, ileus, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Although CSF leakage is rare, we discuss a case of CSF leakage and the diagnosis and management of CSF leakage after lumbar total disc replacement. Read More