Hi, please see my previous post. My surgeon discussed my case with two associates, and have recommended not doing the full surgery to remove fluid, repair spinal covering, and reattach muscles, and add a drain tube for a short while.
The have opted to do a lumbar peritoneal shunt. ???? Attaching a shunt tube in the lower spine, routing it to the outer covering membrane of the stomach. This should lower the spinal fluid pressure. The plan on draining the lemon size pocket of spinal fluid. Then the spinal sac should stop leaking, and heal properly.
The say the shunt could be removed, after further mri's show all is healed, and shunt isn't required any longer, about 6 months.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Jay Doyle