Endoscopic management of Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
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Neuroendoscopy has grown rapidly in the recent years as a therapeutic modality of the treatment in a variety of brain and spinal disorders.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea occurs when there is a communication between the intracranial subarachnoid space and the sinonasal mucosa. The majority of the cases are traumatic in etiology, mostly caused by the accidental head trauma or iatrogenic injury. CSF leaks may also be secondary to raised intracranial pressure, tumours, erosive diseases, and due to the congenital skull base defects. Some leaks could be spontaneous without any specific etiology. Most of the traumatic CSF leaks stop after conservative treatment. Cases with persistent CSF rhinorrhea need definitive intervention. The risk of meningitis in untreated patients is reported to be about 10% annually.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4849285/
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