[Non-traumatic cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea of sphenoid origin]

Neurochirurgie. 2005 Sep;51(3-4 Pt 1):193-6. doi: 10.1016/s0028-3770(05)83477-0.
[Article in French]


The posterior wall of the sphenoid sinus is rarely implicated as a site of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid fistula. Presented here is a case of CSF rhinorrhea of this nature, including the diagnosis workup and endoscopic approach permitting closure of the fistula.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / diagnosis*
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / etiology
  • Fistula / surgery
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Sphenoid Sinus / diagnostic imaging
  • Sphenoid Sinus / injuries*
  • Sphenoid Sinus / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed