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Risk of meningitis with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Publication Date
Volume
116
Issue
12
Pages
902–905
Identifiers
PMID: 18217509
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The overall risk of meningitis in patients with persistent CSF rhinorrhea was 19%. The annual incidence of meningitis was 0.3 episodes per year, with most episodes occurring within the first year following the onset of the leak. Endoscopic closure is the treatment of choice in most CSF leaks; if successful, it reduces the risk of meningitis.

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