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flo's avatar

Which is the correct term for the following brain leaking condition?

Asked by flo (10751points) 2 weeks ago

Some call it Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Leak (I’m looking for a source)
and some
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_cerebrospinal_fluid_leak
and some
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebrospinal_fluid_leak
http://spinalcsfleak.org/
and some
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_cerebrospinal_fluid_leak
and some
http://spinalcsfleak.org/
Which is the correct term?

And only the first word is capitalized instead of every word.

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flo's avatar

oops please ignore the duplicate site. The question stays the same though.

zenvelo's avatar

The substance is cerebrospinal fluid. Sometime it may leak, which would mean one suffers from a cerebrospinal fluid leak.

A medical diagnosis may note that the leak was spontaneous, meaning the reason for the leak can not be attributed to any specific cause.

Capitalization is only for headline use.

flo's avatar

Defence lawyers right @zenvelo?

zenvelo's avatar

@flo I have no idea what you are talking about.

LadyMarissa's avatar

cerebrospinal fluid leak

Was recently reading about a woman who had been in a wreck & was having a bad sinus drainage. Dr’s finally diagnosed cerebrospinal fluid leak

flo's avatar

@zenvelo Try to tell a 7 yr.old, “Capitalization is only for headline use.”

@LadyMarissa Yes, she thought it was serious allergy or something. But it’s a name, so the first letters of the term should be capitalized.

Is Cerebro-Spinal Fluid Leak wrong?

flo's avatar

…@zenvelo in my OP, the first link, here is the headline “Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid” leak and it is not capitalized, which is wrong.

LadyMarissa's avatar

@flo Although I agree it should be capitalized since it is the given name of a condition, the news story printed it exactly as I posted it because I did a copy & paste to make sure everything was spelled properly. just in case you wanted to research it further.

I just went to get the link to give you & the one I read isn’t available any longer; so, I did a search & found this article & they also use lower case; so I think it’s OK either way depending on your preference.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4195259/brain-fluid-leaking-surgery/

flo's avatar

@LadyMarissa Thanks, I understand. But students fail English exams as a result of what they keep seeing.

LadyMarissa's avatar

You’re correct. Since your name is a proper noun, shouldn’t it be spelled Flo not flo???

flo's avatar

@LadyMarissa You could be right, but then usernames not likely to be real names, ...I’m not sure if it’s the same.

flo's avatar

…I think you’re right though. Real name or not real name, it’s a name. If they’re not taught “usernames don’t count” they wouldn’t know.

flo's avatar

…And I’m not sure if usernames shouldn’t count.

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