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Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb;97(5):e9758. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009758.

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: A case report and analysis.

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1
First Department of Neurosurgery.
2
Department of Rheumatology.
3
Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics, Sino-Japanese Friendship Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leakage is usually caused by developmental abnormalities and is rare, accounting for approximately 5% of the cases of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. To the best of our knowledge, clival dysplasia-caused CSF rhinorrhea has never been reported in the neurosurgical field.

CONCLUSION:

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is often treated by surgery, and a transsphenoidal approach repair is the main surgical method used, offering the advantages of less trauma, fewer complications, rapid postoperative recovery, and low recurrence rate.

PMID:
29384861
PMCID:
PMC5805433
DOI:
10.1097/MD.0000000000009758
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