2The imaging procedures performed to evaluate and treat a possible CSF leak vary among each patient. Some patients may have the entire procedure in CT and others may have parts of the procedure in other areas of radiology. The radiologist will decide the best plan of care for you. Below is an example of what a patient may undergo for the evaluation and treatment of a CSF leak. This is typically done over a two day period.
Day 1 appointment: “Diagnostic Procedures”
EXAMPLE: Lumbar Puncture, Myelogram with Total Spine Imaging
Before the procedure:
Discontinue blood thinners – See blood thinner list here. The amount of time you need to stop the blood thinner prior to the appointment depends on the medication you are taking. Please contact our nurse at 684-7770 at least 7 days prior to your appointment to discuss. You should also contact the physician who prescribed the blood thinner to make sure it is safe for you to stop for this procedure.