Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2018; 11(01): 071-077
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584890
Invited Paper
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Contemporary Trends in the Management of Posttraumatic Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

Moustafa Mourad
Department of Otolaryngology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai, New York, New York
Jared C. Inman
Department of Otolaryngology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
David M. Chan
Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
Yadranko Ducic
Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication History

02 February 2016

25 March 2016

Publication Date:
01 November 2016 (eFirst)


The objective of this review is to provide an overview on the diagnosis and management of traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. This comprehensive review explores controversies associated with the management of CSF leaks as well as a review of the most contemporary literature. The scope of this article covers both traumatic CSF leaks of the middle and anterior cranial fossae.


None of the authors has any conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. The authors received no financial support. All authors contributed substantially to, and approve of, this manuscript.