[Spontaneous defects of the lateral cranial base. 1. Clinical aspects, diagnosis and therapy].

@article{Windfuhr2002SpontaneousDO,
  title={[Spontaneous defects of the lateral cranial base. 1. Clinical aspects, diagnosis and therapy].},
  author={J. Windfuhr and K. Sesterhenn},
  journal={HNO},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          433-40
        }
}
  • J. Windfuhr, K. Sesterhenn
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • HNO
  • BACKGROUND Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea (SCFO) or rhinorrhea originating from laterobasal defects is uncommon. An immediate closure of the defect is mandatory due to the risk of life-threatening meningitis. The purpose of this paper is to review the literature and to present two additional case reports with emphasis on diagnostic problems and surgical techniques. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two adults have been treated for SCFO in our clinic. A 62-year-old woman was complaining of… CONTINUE READING
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