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tips:blood_patch [2014/06/22 13:20]
bpaddock Replace 'this' with cerebrospinal fluid leak.
tips:blood_patch [2014/08/16 01:26] (current)
bpaddock Added Failed Epidural Blood Patch: Now What? video.
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 As Blood Patches play a significant roll in the treatment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, it is a good idea to understand what they are about. ​ This is the simplistic version: blood does not belong where it is put. The immune system sees this foreign body and attacks it, that in turn forms scar tissue at that site, and it is the scar tissue that seals the leak. As Blood Patches play a significant roll in the treatment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks, it is a good idea to understand what they are about. ​ This is the simplistic version: blood does not belong where it is put. The immune system sees this foreign body and attacks it, that in turn forms scar tissue at that site, and it is the scar tissue that seals the leak.
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