A case of penetrating craniofacial injury caused by chopstick performed surgical repair of the CSF fistula 48 years later

Hironaga Kamiyama, Takahiro Tomita, Yoshihiro Numagami, Kensuke Murakami, Masaki Iwasaki, Michiharu Nishijima, Shuji Ota

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Abstract

We report a rare case of delayed cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea after penetrating craniofacial injury caused by chopstick. A 50-year-old male had a transmaxillar penetrating injury with a chopstick when the patient was 2 years old. The patient had suffered from recurrent meningitis 3 times after trauma. Forty-eight years after a penetrating craniofacial injury, the patient experienced rhinorrhea of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and surgical repair of the CSF fistula at the anterior skull base was performed. Previous penetrating craniofacial injury should be considered in patients with recurrent CSF rhinorrhea and meningitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Chopstick
  • Penetrating craniofacial injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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