Cerebrospinal fluid leak

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A cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSFL) is a medical condition when the cerebrospinal fluid of a person leaks out of the dura mater.[1][2] This can be caused by several reasons, including spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leak, post-surgical lumbar puncture (iatrogenic), physical trauma, etc. While high CSF pressure can make reclining unbearable, low CSF pressure due to a leak is often relieved somewhat by maintaining a supine position.

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