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Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak at the Clivus: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Submission: September 20, 2020 Published: April 21, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/TNN.2021.04.000583

ISSN 2637-7748
Volume4 Issue2

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Spontaneous or non-traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leaks comprise 5-10% of all CSF rhinorrhea. Generally, CSF rhinorrhea occur at Cribriform plate, sella, sphenoid sinus and ethmoid air. Primary CSF rhinorrhea from clival defect is extremely rare. We herein describe two cases of spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea through the clivus repaired with endoscopic endonasal trans sphenoid approach. Moreover, we collected evidence in the literature regarding potential etiology, symptom and treatment (which occurred in the case reported).

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