J Rhinol.  2008 Nov;15(2):152-155.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea Secondary to Acute Sphenoid Sinusitis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. doncamel@dau.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Dong-A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Acute sphenoid sinusitis is a relatively uncommon disease in the post-antibiotic era. Furthermore direct bony destruction and intracranial complications secondary to sphenoid sinusitis are extremely rare. However, it can have a high morbidity and mortality rate. If the diagnosis is delayed, serious problems can occur, so early diagnosis and treatment are required. We represent and discuss a case of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea with wide bony destruction directly, secondary to acute sphenoid sinusitis.

Keyword

Acute sphenoid sinusitis; Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
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