Risk factors for postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak and meningitis after expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery.

@article{Ivan2015RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak and meningitis after expanded endoscopic endonasal surgery.},
  author={Michael E. Ivan and J Bryan Iorgulescu and Ivan H El-Sayed and Michael W. Mcdermott and Andrew T. Parsa and Steven D. Pletcher and Arman Jahangiri and Jeffrey R. Wagner and Manish K Aghi},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={48-54}
}
Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a serious complication of transsphenoidal surgery, which can lead to meningitis and often requires reparative surgery. We sought to identify preoperative risk factors for CSF leaks and meningitis. We reviewed 98 consecutive expanded endoscopic endonasal surgeries performed from 2008-2012 and analyzed… CONTINUE READING