Fuga de LCR

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Fuga de LCR

El líquido cefalorraquídeo es el líquido que se encuentra en y alrededor de los órganos del sistema nervioso central (SNC), el cerebro y la médula espinal. Protege al encéfalo y a la médula espinal al actuar como un cojín de líquido. Este líquido permite que los órganos floten, protegiéndolos de golpes o traumas. Dentro del cráneo, el líquido cefalorraquídeo es contenido por la duramadre que cubre al encéfalo. Cualquier trauma o desgarro en la duramadre puede permitir que el líquido se filtre, creando una situación de emergencia.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/28/2012
  • Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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