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Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Volume 11 of the series Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery pp 169-207

Traumatic, Spontaneous and Postoperative CSF Rhinorrhea

  • F. LoewAffiliated withNeurochirurgische Klinik, Universität des Saarlandes
  • , B. PertuisetAffiliated withDepartment of Neurological Surgery, Institute of Neurology, The National HospitalClinique Neuro-Chirurgicale Universitaire, Hôpital de la Pitié
  • , E. E. ChaumierAffiliated withDepartment of Neurological Surgery, Institute of Neurology, The National HospitalClinique Neuro-Chirurgicale Universitaire, Hôpital de la Pitié
  • , H. JakscheAffiliated withNeurochirurgische Klinik, Universität des Saarlandes

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Abstract

The paper is based on the experiences which have been collected and analyzed from a total of 237 cases in the Neurosurgical Departments at the University Clinics La Pitié, Paris, and Homburg/Saar. The senior authors are the Heads of these Departments. Both Departments have different traditions according to the different history of French and German neurosurgery. As might be expected the senior authors did not agree on all points. The divergencies of opinions and policies have not been concealed but considered important and openly discussed in our paper in order to give an as large a view as possible. In the end we feel that with regard to rhinorrhea the old proverb remains true, more than one road leads to Rome.