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Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistulas in the anterior and middle cranial fossae

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A survey of 164 cases of traumatic CSF rhinorrhoea, and 33 cases of CSF otorrhoea is presented. The problems of diagnosis, operative treatment, and frequency of recurrence, are considered. Anterior fossa injuries can still present problems, even though the diagnosis has been greatly facilitated by the introduction of computer tomography.

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Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. H. W. Pia on the occasion of his 60th anniversary.

This paper is based on material from the University Department of Neurosurgery of the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, during the years 1956–1977.

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Laun, A. Traumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistulas in the anterior and middle cranial fossae. Acta neurochir 60, 215–222 (1982).

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