|ESSR 2016 / P-0022|
|CSF mimic in the post-operative spine: A pitfall for the unwary|
A synthetic dural sealant polymer named "DuraSeal" is used in our institution following dural breach at spinal surgery. It has a high water content, therefore follows CSF signal on all sequences. It can easily be mistaken for CSF pseudomeningocele on postoperative MRI.
The learning objectives are therefore:
- To raise awareness of potential diagnostic confusion with this product;
- To aid patient safety by sharing our experience in our institution with this product.