Endoscopic repair of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: is it the treatment of choice?

@article{Nachtigal1999EndoscopicRO,
  title={Endoscopic repair of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: is it the treatment of choice?},
  author={Dan Nachtigal and Saul Frenkiel and Adi Yoskovitch and G{\'e}rard Mohr},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  year={1999},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={129-33}
}
Between 1991 and 1998, 12 patients with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea were operated on using the intranasal endoscopic approach. The procedure was successful in 10 cases. The endoscopic approach failed in two patients who had larger bony defects and herniating meningoencephaloceles. This paper analyzes the case material with respect to the etiology and site of leakage. The value of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for preoperative localization of the leak is discussed. The… CONTINUE READING