Management of cerebrospinal fluid leak associated with craniomaxillofacial trauma.

@article{Bell2004ManagementOC,
  title={Management of cerebrospinal fluid leak associated with craniomaxillofacial trauma.},
  author={Richard Bryan Bell and Eric J. Dierks and Louis D Homer and Bryce E. Potter},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={676-84}
}
PURPOSE The management of persistent, post-traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea and otorrhea remains a surgical challenge. Repair of CSF leaks has evolved from that of an intracranial approach to one that is primarily extracranial and endoscopic. The purpose of this retrospective analysis is to determine the incidence of persistent CSF rhinorrhea and otorrhea and assess the clinical outcomes of patients presenting to a level 1 trauma center with posttraumatic CSF leaks who were… CONTINUE READING

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