In many cases, a CSF leak will heal on its own with bed rest and pain relievers. However, for those cases when a CSF leak does not heal after conservative treatment, the care of a skilled specialist is paramount to correct diagnosis, pinpointing the leak’s location and determining appropriate treatment.

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Wouter I. Schievink, MD

Director Microvascular Neurosurgery Program
Professor Neurosurgery

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