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Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea after nasal packing for epistaxis: case report.
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PMID:  22361138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We report a case of traumatic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea following nasal packing with a Rapid Rhino inflatable balloon pack, as treatment for epistaxis.Method:Case report and review of the literature regarding this complication.Results:A thorough literature search was performed using PubMed. To our best knowledge, there have been no previous reports of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea following nasal packing. In our case, cerebrospinal fluid leakage occurred due to fracture of the middle turbinate at its superior skull base insertion. The cerebrospinal fluid leak resolved spontaneously without the need for surgical intervention.Conclusion:This case report highlights not only the need for an appreciation of sinonasal anatomy and the potential risks associated with nasal packing, but also the need for adequate training in the use of commercially available nasal packs by medical practitioners attending patients with epistaxis.
O Edkins; C T Nyamarebvu; D Lubbe
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa.
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