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.
- Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
- Penetrating craniofacial injury
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology