Pathophysiology of iatrogenic and traumatic skull base injury.

  title={Pathophysiology of iatrogenic and traumatic skull base injury.},
  author={Stacey Tutt Gray and Arthur H W Wu},
  journal={Advances in oto-rhino-laryngology},
Traumatic skull base injuries can be divided into iatrogenic injuries from surgery and accidental traumatic injuries. The most common cause of iatrogenic skull base injury is endoscopic sinus surgery. The reported rate of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak as a complication of endoscopic sinus surgery is less than 1%. Intraoperative injury most commonly occurs at the ethmoid roof and the lateral lamella of the cribiform plate. Case complexity, such as revision surgery, as well as surgical… CONTINUE READING
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