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African Journal of Health Sciences
The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
ISSN: 1022-9272
Vol. 13, No. 3-4, 2006, pp. 78-80
Bioline Code: jh06032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 13, No. 3-4, 2006, pp. 78-80

 en Spontaneous Closure of Traumatic CSF Otorrhoea Following Conservative Management
Lasisi, Akeem O.; Kodiya, Mohammed A. & Udoh, David O.

Abstract

We present a 40 year-old male who sustained a head injury with left cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea following a road traffic accident. Plain radiograph revealed a defect in the temporal bone extending in to the tympanomastoid area. Patient was managed conservatively with closure of the fistula and resolution of the leakage within 8 days after injury. We report this to further buttress the role of conservative management in CSF fistula.

 
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