Csf Rhinorrhoea is the drainage of the fluid that surrounds the brain into the nose. Patients may have Csf Rhinorrhoea for years without having any significant consequences. Others may develop bacterial meningitis within days of the onset of Rhinorrhoea because in both situations, an open communication exists between the brain cavity and the non-sterile nose. CsF Leak results when the fluid around the brain leaks through a hole through the skull bone. This fluid can either drain from the ear or the nose, depending upon where the skull bone is damaged.
Csf Rhinorrhoea Repair Treatment can either be medical or surgical. Conservative Treatment is usually recommended first in cases of spontaneous CsF Leak or head trauma. This includes 1-2 weeks of bed rest and patients are encouraged to avoid coughing, sneezing, and heavy lifting. A lumbar drain may also be placed in the lower back to decrease pressure of the CsF fluid around the area of the leak. Surgical treatment of CsF leaks is used when conservative treatment fails. The approach can be either through an external incision or endoscopic. During surgery, graft material is placed to close the hole in the skull base. Nasal packing is often placed at the end of the case and it is usually removed after one week, post-operation.
The Neurologist advises rest after the treatment.