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Table 3 Treatment Response

From: Spinal cerebrospinal fluid leak in the context of pars interarticularis fracture

PatientTreatment method (epidural patch with fibrin sealant, paramedian approach) aTreatment response
Pre-treatmentbPost-treatmentb (3 months post-patch)
1a)Bilateral L4/L5, right L5/S1Upright: 3Upright: 0
Supine: 2Supine: 0
2Bilateral L4/L5Upright: 8Upright: 4
Supine: 2Supine: 1
3Bilateral L4/L5, left L5/S1Upright: 8Upright: 2
Supine: 0Supine: 0
4b)Bilateral L3/4Upright: 8Upright: 4
Supine: 4Supine: 2
5Right L4/L5, right L5/L6Upright: 7Upright: 3
Supine: 0Supine: 0
6Bilateral L5/S1Upright: 4Upright: 1
Supine: 3Supine: 0
  1. a3 ml of fibrin sealant to each site
  2. bPain intensity scale: 0–10, 10 being the most severe
  3. a) At 6 months – suspected rebound intracranial hypertension managed with acetazolamide 250 mg twice daily
  4. b) At 6 months – suspected rebound intracranial hypertension managed with amiloride 10 mg and furosemide 60 mg daily