An unusual method for diagnosing spinal fluid rhinorrhea in a case of delayed post-traumatic fistula

@article{Merelli2005AnUM,
  title={An unusual method for diagnosing spinal fluid rhinorrhea in a case of delayed post-traumatic fistula},
  author={Elisa Merelli and G. A. Merli and Patrizia Sola},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={249-250}
}
Sir, Spinal fluid rhinorrhea denotes a fistula from the intracranial subarachnoid space through the skull into the nose. The most common etiology for such a fistula is trauma, although spontaneous or non-traumatic fistulae do occur, as well described by Thompson [3]. Post-traumatic fistulae present in two ways: immediate and delayed; onset can exceptionally occur even after years. Of course, when onset is long delayed diagnosis is often difficult and the hazard of meningitis high. About 25% of… 
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TLDR
A 52-year-old woman with delayed posttraumatic paradoxical CSF rhinorrhea and recurrent meningitis is presented and CSF usually leaks through dural tearing associated with fracture of the anterior skull base.

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