OMAHA, Neb. – When Kendra Jackson got her runny nose first, she thought it was a cold symptom. But it took years, along with other symptoms like coughing, sneezing and headaches.
"Everywhere I went, I always had a box of puffs, always in my pocket," she tells KETV. "[It was] like a waterfall, all the time."
The doctors told her it was probably just allergies, but she knew it was more. Now she has her answer: it was a leak in the brain fluid.
Jackson was diagnosed with CSF leak at Nebraska Medicine, and the use of All-Caps in announcing her story on Facebook pretty much sums things up: "Liquid from her brain got out of her nose!"
Dr. Christie Barnes and the ENT team discovered that Jackson lost about half a liter of CSF per day through her nose. The team could enter through Jackson's nose and use Jackson's adipose tissue with angled cameras and instruments to plug the hole between her skull and the nostrils that allowed the leak.
Jackson notes that the symptoms started a few years later In a car crash in 201
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