OBJECTIVE: Rhinoliquorrhea is defined as a cerebrospinal fluid leakage from the nose.
Our main outcome measure was the development of rhinoliquorrhea.
Rhinoliquorrhea was reported in 1.14% of the patients having had an ET obliteration.
CONCLUSION: Obliteration of the ET is a fast and simple procedure that reduces the rate of rhinoliquorrhea. We therefore recommend its use, specifically in cases of petrous apex pneumatization levels 2-4.
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].
In 98 of these cases, liquorrhea occurred as otoliquorrhea and in 75 cases as rhinoliquorrhea. For the remaining 68 patients, no basal skull fracture could be verified, but 53 of these patients had a history of surgery of either the paranasal sinuses or the middle ear.
Nasal cavity fluid from 20 healthy individuals was procured as described above from patients with rhinoliquorrhea. In addition, tear samples from 20 healthy volunteers without evidence of ocular-surface disease were collected in glass capillary micropipettes.
A new method for using fluorescein to demonstrate oto- and rhinoliquorrhea. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 1986; 243:117-20.
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.clinchem.org/content/ vo150/issue3/).
In one patient with nasal secretion during provocation testing (bowing during abdominal press), a typical symptom for rhinoliquorrhea, no [[beta].sub.2]-transferrin was detected and [beta]-trace protein tested 3 months later was <0.25 mg/L (patient 13 in Table 1 in the online Data Supplement).
First clinical experience with [beta]2-transferrin in cerebrospinal fluid oto- and rhinoliquorrhea
. HNO 1986;34:151-5.