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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 47-51

Endoscopic approach to repair cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea in kuwait

Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Al Sabah Hospital, Kuwait

Correspondence Address:
M.D Khairy Alhag Abu shara
Chairman of ENT Department, Al-Sabah Hospital - Kuwait, P.O.Box: 3833 Hawally, 32069
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.337365

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Both post functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea are rare in rhinologic practice. In the current study five cases are presented, four of which followed functional endoscopic sinus surgery while the fifth is a spontaneous one. All cases were managed promptly via endoscopic approach except one of the post FESS cases which responded well on conservative treatment. The endoscopic repair was done utilizing free fascia lata, muscle and fat with homogenous septal cartilage with or without fibrinogen glue and the success rate was remarkable.

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