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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Endoscopic treatment of idiopathic spontaneous although cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a case report [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(1): 36-40

Endoscopic treatment of idiopathic spontaneous although cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a case report

Leyla Kansu1, Babür Akkuzu, Suat Avcı

Although cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a
rarely seen clinical entity, it is a condition which should
be considered carefully by otolaryngologists and neurosurgeons
because it has the possibility of serious
complications unless it is treated. Trauma is the most
common causative factor. Idiopathic spontaneous CSF
rhinorrhea is a very rare entity which is difficult to manage
and which hashigh recurrence rates. Although in
the past CSF rhinorrhea used to be treated by intracranial
route, nowadays endonasal endoscopic surgery is
preferred because of wide usage of rigid endoscopes
with much fewer complications, In this article, a case
of 43-year-old female with idiopathic spontaneous
CSF rhinorrhea repaired by endonasal endoscopic
surgery is presented, and the diagnosis and the treatment
of CSF rhinorrhea is reviewed

Keywords: Beta-2-transferrin; cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea,spontaneous; cisternography; computed tomography;endoscopic surgical procedure.

İdyopatik spontan beyin omurilik sıvısı rinorenin endoskopik tedavisi: Olgu sunumu

Leyla Kansu1, Babür Akkuzu, Suat Avcı

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Beta-2-transferrin; beyin omurilik sıvısırinore, spontan; sisternografi; bilgisayarlı tomografi;endoskopik tedavi

Leyla Kansu, Babür Akkuzu, Suat Avcı. Endoscopic treatment of idiopathic spontaneous although cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea: a case report. Tr-ENT. 2009; 19(1): 36-40

Corresponding Author: Leyla Kansu
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