alexa Fractures of the middle third of the face and cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea.


Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

Author(s): Eljamel MS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea in patients with facial fractures is about 25\%. Although the management of facial fractures is well documented, its timing and role in the presence of CSF leak is still open to debate. This study evaluates facial manipulation in 89 facial fractures associated with CSF rhinorrhoea, with a mean follow-up of 4 years. The facial fractures were reduced in 26 patients (29\%) and the CSF fistula was repaired in 75 (84\%). Twenty-three (25.8\%) had both facial manipulation and dural repair with no deaths, post operative infection, failure or recurrence of CSF leak. On the other hand, when facial manipulation or dural repair was performed alone, the CSF rhinorrhoea either persisted or recurred in a significant number of patients requiring further intervention. Although this is a retrospective analysis of patients treated over several years and, there has been a change in the methods of investigation and treatment of these patients, one can conclude that manipulation of facial fractures and surgical dural repair can be carried out at the same sitting without increasing the surgical morbidity and mortality.
This article was published in Br J Neurosurg and referenced in Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version