Osteoplastic Flap Approach for Posterior Table Leak: A Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Hitesh Verma,
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, AIIMS, Delhi, India.
Frontal sinus Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) leak is relatively uncommon. Surgical treatment is indicated when conservative management fails. Here we present a case report of 19-year-old male who presented with delayed CSF rhinorrhea after trauma with one episode of meningitis. On evaluation, frontal sinus posterior vault leak was seen. The repair was done by osteoplastic flap raising approach. Follow-up clinico-radiological assessment showed no evidence of leak or defect. Although endoscopic approach is used most commonly now-a-days, defect in posterior vault may not be adequately dealt especially if defect is laterally or superiorly located as seen in this case. This case is reported to highlight the indication of open approach in endoscopic era.
Cerebrospinal fluid, Frontal sinus, Posterior vault
Rishikesh Thakur, David Victor Kumar Irugu, Hitesh Verma. OSTEOPLASTIC FLAP APPROACH FOR POSTERIOR TABLE LEAK: A CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 July [cited: 2019 Jul 16 ]; 13:MD01-MD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 28, 2019
Date of Peer Review: May 01, 2019
Date of Acceptance: May 30, 2019
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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