Unusual complication of conventional septoplasty: cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and pneumocephalus

Engin Dursun, Suat Terzi


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea (r) is an uncommon but a challenging medical condition to treat. Especially, CSFr following corrective septoplasty can be a devastating complication for both the patient and surgeon. In this article, a case of CSFr from sphenoid sinus and pneumocephalus after corrective septoplasty is reported. The cause and location of CSFr make this case apparently rare.


Septoplasty, Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, Pneumocephalus

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