cerebrospinal otorrhea

cerebrospinal otorrhea

a discharge of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the ear. Basal skull fractures can transverse the paranasal air sinuses of the middle ear within the temporal bone, resulting in a dural tear. CSF can then leak through the dural tear and drain from the ear. Compare cerebrospinal rhinorrhea.
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Cerebrospinal otorrhea and recurring meningitis: Report of three cases.
Surgical repair for cerebrospinal otorrhea due to middle ear and mastoid disease.

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