Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak
The CSF Leak Program at the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery provides highly specialized care to patients struggling with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. In severe cases, this hard-to-identify condition can lead to debilitating positional headaches due to intracranial hypotension. Led by CSF leak and intracranial hypotension expert, Wouter I. Schievink, MD, the program is dedicated to advancing diagnostic techniques and perfecting treatment options.
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