Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leakage: risk factors and the use of prophylactic antibiotics.


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage following head trauma is often difficult to diagnose, but is of considerable importance in view of the possibility of fistula formation and meningitis. It is unclear whether specific clinical or radiological signs point to an increased risk of CSF leakage. Previous studies have been largely anecdotal and uncontrolled… (More)


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