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Classification of frontal fossa fractures associated with cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, pneumocephalus or meningitis. Indications and time for surgical treatment.
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PMID:  8483509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The classification of anterior fossa fractures with their sequelae: cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea, pneumocephalus, or meningitis is presented. This classification is based on five selection criteria which are discussed in this paper. This classification resulted in the table of indications for operative treatment, according to which the appropriate time for operation in urgent cases is immediately, in cases with absolute indication 5 to 6 days after the injury, in long-lasting CSF rhinorrhea or pneumocephalus 10 days after the onset, in intermittent or delayed rhinorrhea and/or pneumocephalus as soon as these signs occur, and in cases of meningitis soon after recovery. This study is based on the analysis of 52 consecutive surgically treated cases, collected from 1984 up to December 1989.
D Vranković; K Glavina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurochirurgia     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0028-3819     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurochirurgia (Stuttg)     Publication Date:  1993 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-01     Completed Date:  1993-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400774     Medline TA:  Neurochirurgia (Stuttg)     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Neurosurgery, General Hospital Osijek, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / classification*,  surgery
Ethmoid Sinus / injuries,  surgery
Fracture Healing / physiology
Fractures, Open / classification,  surgery
Frontal Bone / injuries*,  surgery
Frontal Sinus / injuries,  surgery
Hematoma, Subdural / surgery
Meningitis, Bacterial / classification*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Multiple Trauma / surgery
Pneumocephalus / classification*,  surgery
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Skull Fractures / classification*,  surgery

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