1.1. Background: A 52 year old female from the Midwest had a long history of congenital thoraco-lumbar scoliosis. At age 15, she presented with a 40+ degree scoliotic curvature, and was treated with bracing for over a full year; there was no progression.
1.2. Methods: Some 20 years later, with complaints of low back and proximal left leg pain with some paresthesias in the left medial thigh, she underwent 13 endoscopic spinal operations in Florida over 7 months time. During the 4th operation, she developed a dural leak.