Dural Repair Techniques and Management of CSF Fistulae

This spine surgery lecture covers dural repair techniques and the management CSF fistulae.

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Lecturer: Michael Fehlings, MD

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DOI: 10.28962/01.3.173

Ref.ID: 9_17_fehlings

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture covers dural repair techniques and the management of CSF Fistulae. The principles of management of dural tears are discussed, in the acute setting as well as cases when the tears have been missed at the time of surgery and present as a pseudo meningocoele or as a persistent draining CSF fistula. The techniques which are used in the repair and the materials which might be useful are covered. The post-operative management is also discussed in detail with strategies to minimise the chance of failure of repair.

Learning Objectives

  1. To be aware of the epidemiology of incidental durotomy
  2. To identify the clinical sequelae of durotomy
  3. To know the different surgical repair techniques
  4. To be able to manage small and large durotomies
  5. To be able to manage persistent or unexpected draining CSF fistula

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Dr Michael Fehlings - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Michael Fehlings, MD

  • Department of Surgery, Toronto Western University Hospital Toronto

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Dural Repair Techniques and Management of CSF Fistulae

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