Review of the Management of Anterior Skull Base Leaks

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea occurs when a breakdown in the integrity of the anterior skull base is associated with communication between the subarachnoid space and the nasal cavity. The aim of surgical repair is to re-establish the barrier between the nasal cavity and intracranial cavity, restoring anatomy, preserving physiological function and reducing the likelihood of ascending infection. The endoscopic repair of anterior skull base defects is now common practice ever since it was first described by Wigand et al in 1981, albeit, using evolved techniques and graft materials.1 It is associated with high success rates and low complication rates.

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