Closure of cerebrospinal fluid leaks prevents ascending bacterial meningitis.

  title={Closure of cerebrospinal fluid leaks prevents ascending bacterial meningitis.},
  author={Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen and Isam Alobid and Joaquim Mullol and Francisca Trobat and Manuel D Tom{\'a}s-Barber{\'a}n},
  volume={43 4},
INTRODUCTION Endoscopic surgery of the anterior skull base has become the standard procedure for the repair of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks of various origins. Closure of the leaks is believed to prevent ascending meningitis, although no report has specifically shown this. MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective chart study of 39 patients who underwent endoscopic skull base surgery from 1/1993 to 11/2002. SETTING Tertiary University Hospitals. OUTCOME MEASUREMENT Incidence of ascending… CONTINUE READING


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