Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhoea due to temporosphenoidal encephalocele

Br J Neurosurg. 1998 Feb;12(1):66-8. doi: 10.1080/02688699845582.

Abstract

A 54-year-old woman was referred with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea. CT cisternography revealed a defect in the lateral wall of the left sphenoid sinus, with an anteromedial temperosphenoidal encephalocele associated with contrast leakage into the sinus. Subsequent monitoring showed raised intracranial pressure. Transcranial intradural repair of the encephalocele followed by lumboperitoneal shunt for the high pressure abolished the leakage of cerebrospinal fluid.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / etiology*
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / surgery
  • Encephalocele / diagnostic imaging
  • Encephalocele / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Occlusive Dressings
  • Phospholipids
  • Polysaccharides
  • Sphenoid Sinus / diagnostic imaging
  • Sphenoid Sinus / surgery*
  • Temporal Lobe / diagnostic imaging
  • Temporal Lobe / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Substances

  • Acrylic Resins
  • Fibrin Tissue Adhesive
  • Phospholipids
  • Polysaccharides
  • zenoderm