Management of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: an evidence-based review with recommendations.

  title={Management of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: an evidence-based review with recommendations.},
  author={Gretchen Mae Oakley and R R Orlandi and Bradford A Woodworth and Pete S. Batra and Jeremiah A Alt},
  journal={International forum of allergy & rhinology},
  volume={6 1},
BACKGROUND Management strategies employed for cases of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea vary widely because of limited evidence-based guidance. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases from January 1990 through September 2014 to examine 5 endoscopic repair techniques and 8 perioperative management strategies for CSF rhinorrhea. Benefit-harm assessments, value judgments, and recommendations were made based on the available… CONTINUE READING
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