Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2011 Oct;54(10):727-730. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2011.54.10.727.

A Case of Endoscopic Repair of Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea Associated with Primary Empty Sella Syndrome

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea. sw43857@dumc.or.kr

Abstract

The empty sella syndrome is defined as the herniation of a subarachnoid space within the sella, with a flat-pressed pituitary gland accompanying hormonal problems or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea. CSF rhinorrhea is rare in the primary empty sella syndrome. We report a case of primary empty sella syndrome with CSF rhinorrhea in a 57 year-old woman. The CSF rhinorrhea was treated successfully by endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach.

Keyword

Empty sella syndrome; Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea; Endoscopic surgery
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