Cerebrospinal fistulas in children

Dwight T Jones, Trevor J. McGill, Gerald B. Healy

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Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid leaks can be difficult management problems. Little information has been published about handling these cases in the pediatric population. A review of cases over the past 10 years at Boston Children's Hospital was undertaken to identify any prognostic factors and therapeutic recommendations. Twenty-seven patients were identified. While most patients responded to conservative therapy, those with leaks that persisted longer than 8 days required some type of operative closure. Severity of injury had little correlation with the occurrence of a leak. The findings in this study indicate that most pediatric cases can be managed on a conservative basis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume102
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Cerebrospinal fistulas in children. / Jones, Dwight T; McGill, Trevor J.; Healy, Gerald B.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 102, No. 4, 01.01.1992, p. 443-446.

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Jones, Dwight T ; McGill, Trevor J. ; Healy, Gerald B. / Cerebrospinal fistulas in children. In: Laryngoscope. 1992 ; Vol. 102, No. 4. pp. 443-446.
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