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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2018 Oct-Dec;28(4):406-411. doi: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_228_18.

Isolated spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea as a rare presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension: Case reports with comprehensive review of literature.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weil Cornell College of Medicine, New York, USA.
Department of Radiology, Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, USA.


Isolated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea as a sole presenting symptom of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is extremely rare. IIH typically presents with headache, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbance. We report two cases which presented with acute onset spontaneous CSF rhinorrhoea without any other symptom. In addition, we discuss in detail imaging features of IIH with review of its literature.


Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea; idiopathic intracranial hypertension; spontaneous

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