About this event

  • Date and time Tue 13 Dec 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:10pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

A spinal fluid leak can be difficult to diagnose, which means it can often be overlooked. During this webinar, clinicians will receive essential guidance on diagnosing spinal fluid leak and what treatment options are available.

We will be joined by two leaders in the fields of interventional neuroradiology and spinal fluid leak surgery who will share their expertise on utilising radiology as a diagnostic tool, as well as what microsurgical techniques can be helpful for treatment.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand which radiological procedures can be used to test for a spinal fluid leak
  • Correctly recognise radiological features which suggest a spinal fluid leak
  • Be aware of the surgical treatment options available and when to use them



This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Jonathan Hyam, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The radiological diagnosis and treatment of spinal fluid leaks

Mr Indran Davagnanam, Consultant Neuroradiologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosciences, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers

Dr Shahrzad Hadavi, Consultant NeurophysiologistKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

The neurosurgical treatment of spinal fluid leak

Mr Parag Sayal, Consultant Neurosurgeon, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosciences, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Questions and answers

Dr Shahrzad Hadavi

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.  

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM's discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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