Management of Anterior Skull Base Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

Christopher Le, E Bradley Strong, Quang Luu

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs from traumatic, iatrogenic, and idiopathic etiologies. Its timely diagnosis requires clinical, radiographic, and laboratory testing. Medical and surgical management can mitigate the risk of life-threatening infection and morbidity. This article outlines the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management or CSF leak of the anterior skull base.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-411
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016


  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • skull base
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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