Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients with cribriform cerebrospinal fluid leaks undergoing endoscopic repair with an easy and reproducible middle turbinate-sparing technique. Material and methods: Date was obtained by retrospective chart review and includes a description of the technique with technical pearls and contraindications to the approach. Results: We report 17 patients who underwent repair of cribriform cerebrospinal fluid leaks with a middle turbinate-sparing technique with 100% success rate at a mean follow up of 38 months. One patient complained of hyposmia. There were no other complications. Conclusions: The endoscopic middle turbinate-sparing approach to repair cribriform cerebrospinal fluid leaks using a free mucosal graft is easy, effective, and reproducible.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2020|
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Endoscopic surgery
- Mucosal graft
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