Suboccipital pseudomeningocele

An “internal” CSF fistula. Incidence following suboccipital craniectomy: 26-28% 1).

May be asymptomatic, but also may be associated with H/A, nausea/vomiting, local pain/tenderness. Some are soft and compressible, others may be tense. Indications for operation:

1. external leak (CSF fistula)

2. threatening integrity of incision

3. cosmetic deformity

4. causing symptoms

Roland PS, Marple BF, Meyerhoff WL, et al. Complications of lumbar spinal fluid drainage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992; 107:564–569
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