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Extraordinarily Long-Term Posttraumatic Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula

By Hyoung Sub Kim, Jin Woo Hur, Jong Won Lee and Hyun Koo Lee

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Most posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage is noticed by the patients with the first symptom, rhinorrhea. A 38-year-old woman presented with frequent clear continuous rhinorrhea and otorrhea for 5 years after basilar skull fracture. After this, meningitis was developed with subsequent CSF fistula. Her clinical symptom was improved by medical treatment. The dural defect and CSF leakage were not detected by computerized tomography (CT) cisternography. We report a rare case of persistent posttraumatic CSF fistula that continued for five years

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Neurosurgical Society
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2588196
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