Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leaks.

J. Drew Prosser, John R. Vender, C. Arturo Solares

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This article discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. An overview of traumatic CSF leaks is presented, and both conservative and operative therapies are reviewed. Management decisions are discussed based on the current literature. Controversial clinical topics are addressed, including the use of prophylactic antibiotics and the timing of surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)858-859
Number of pages2
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011


  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • CSF rhinorrhea
  • Skull base surgery
  • Skull base trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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