Spontaneous temporal cerebrospinal fluid leak. A case report and literature review.

@article{Caltabiano2010SpontaneousTC,
  title={Spontaneous temporal cerebrospinal fluid leak. A case report and literature review.},
  author={G A Caltabiano and Adriano Viglianesi and D Bellomia and Rita Chiaramonte and Giuseppe Pero and Ignazio Chiaramonte},
  journal={The neuroradiology journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={420-5}
}
An abnormal communication between the subarachnoid spaces and the tympanic cavity and mastoid cells can determine a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in the air spaces of the temporal bone. The etiology of CFS leak in the temporal air cells includes acquired, congenital and spontaneous causes. Spontaneous CSF leak, defined as a leak without a manifest cause, is present in about 4% of cases and often occurs in the middle cranial fossa. We describe a case of spontaneous CSF leak in the right… CONTINUE READING