I know we are not radiologists. But would like some advice. I am post op 8 weeks from a diskectomy redo. I ruptured my L4 had it repaired and then re re-ruptured a week later with a csf leak repair. I am having left sided back pain, pain in both legs, left hip pain, and my toes go numb after sitting for a few minutes, and just do not feel well. I feel like nobody is listening. I finally got approval for an MRI and it concerns me.
Continued decrease in size of rim-enhancing fluid collections overlying the dorsal aspect of the thecal sac and within the dorsal spinal soft tissues at the laminectomy site at at L3 and L4 which may be post operative in nature such as seromas however, superimposed infection not excluded.
Before the Radiologist identified the fluid as CSF leak. Now that it is repaired, it is being identified as a seroma or infection. Would that cause pain? I am just curious. I am not sure why I am so nervous about this. My surgeon hasnt called me so I guess he is not. Does anyone know what this means?