Keywords : Anterior Cranial Fossa
A Study to Evaluate the Management of Traumatic Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Associated Lesions
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 3430-3435
Introduction: Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) leak is a serious complication in base of skull fractures with high probability of complications like meningitis. The objective of the study was to evaluate the traumatic management of cerebrospinal fluid leaks and associated lesions.
Materials and Methodology: Study commenced with 102 patients comprising of different ages between 15 and 80 years that include both the genders who were diagnosed to be CSF rhinorrhoea presented with trauma.
Results: There was a total of 102 subjects who had head injury as well as CT scan evidence of base of skull fracture. Maximum number of patients was in the age group 21-30 years (27 patients). Mean age of the patients was 41.47 and standard deviation was 15.79. There was a total of 81 (79.4%) males and 21 (20.6%) females. And in evaluating the mode of injury among the study subjects, road traffic accidents observed as the most common mode of injury, which occurred in 85 (83.4%) patients. A total of 11 (10.5%) patients had history of fall from height and assault accounted for 6 (6.1%) patients.
Conclusion: Early detection of CSF leak and starting of antibiotics according to culture and sensitivity and surgical repair in indicated patients can yield best results