Endoscopic endonasal approaches for repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks: nine-year experience.

  title={Endoscopic endonasal approaches for repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks: nine-year experience.},
  author={Davide Locatelli and Federico Rampa and Ilaria Acchiardi and Maurizio Bignami and Francesca De Bernardi and Paolo G Castelnuovo},
  volume={58 4 Suppl 2},
  pages={ONS-246-56; discussiom ONS-256-7}
OBJECTIVE To describe surgical endoscopic experience in the repair of cerebrospinal fluid leaks treated by transnasal approaches. METHODS Different surgical approaches and techniques in the repair of cranial base defects are reviewed in a series of 135 patients. RESULTS Success rate at first attempt was 93.3%. Only 9 patients (6.7%) needed a second surgical repair, and in one patient, a coronal approach with frontal craniotomy was necessary. In the other eight cases, an endoscopic procedure… CONTINUE READING

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