OBJECTIVE: Rhinoliquorrhea is defined as a cerebrospinal fluid leakage from the nose.
Our main outcome measure was the development of rhinoliquorrhea.
CONCLUSION: Obliteration of the ET is a fast and simple procedure that reduces the rate of rhinoliquorrhea.
KEYWORDS: Schwannoma, vestibular, acoustic neuroma, CSF fistula, eustachian tube, rhinoliquorrhea
Consequently, the complication can respectively manifest as a rhinoliquorrhea, a wound discharge or an otorrhea [8, 18].
Systematic obliteration of the ET when the petrous apex pneumatization level was at least 2/4 significantly reduced the incidence of rhinoliquorrhea .
In 98 of these cases, liquorrhea occurred as otoliquorrhea and in 75 cases as rhinoliquorrhea.
Nasal cavity fluid from 20 healthy individuals was procured as described above from patients with rhinoliquorrhea.
A new method for using fluorescein to demonstrate oto- and rhinoliquorrhea.
Rhinoliquorrhea was suspected in 22 patients, otoliquorrhea in 2 patients, and subcutaneous and transcutaneous fistulas in 2 patients (Table 1 in the Data Supplement that accompanies the online version of this Technical Brief at http://www.
These results might be attributable to collection of nasal fluid without actual CSF leakage in an intermittent rhinoliquorrhea.