The "fix" to a dural leak is something called a blood patch. A small amount of blood is withdrawn from a vein and then injected into the epidural space (the space above the dura). This blood will clot and most of the time will seal this pinhole leak. In the rare case that blood is inadvertently injected into the dural space instead of the epidural space ("epi" means "above" in Latin), the blood within the dural space can cause arachnoiditis.
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