Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:11 PM
struggle4progress (81,293 posts)
Ariz. woman nearly died from brain fluid leaking out her nose
... It took several trips to different doctors before the cause of the leaking fluid was determined. Two small cracks in the back wall of Aragonís sphenoid sinus allowed cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to leak ...
Aragon's condition is rare, occurring in only 1 in 100,000 or 1 in 200,000 patients, according to her surgeon, Dr. Alexander G. Chiu, chief of the division of otolaryngology.
Surgeons injected dye into Aragon's spinal fluid to find the exact location of the leak ...
While the human body replaces brain fluid, Aragon was at risk for developing a lethal infection ...
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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:53 PM
Freddie (2,326 posts)
3. That happened to a friend years ago
Doctors were treating her for colds and allergies based on the "constant runny nose" symptom. Thankfully one of the docs eventually realized what was happening and they treated her. Scary stuff.