African Journal of Health Sciences

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Spontaneous closure of traumatic CSF otorrhoea following conservative management

AK Lasisi, MA Kodiya, DO Udoh


We present a 40 year-old male who sustained a head injury with left cerebrospinal fluid otorrhoea following a road traffic accident. Plain radiograph revealed a defect in the temporal bone extending in to the tympanomastoid area. Patient was managed conservatively with closure of the fistula and resolution of the leakage within 8 days after injury. We report this to further buttress the role of conservative management in CSF fistula.

African Journal of Health Sciences Vol. 13 (3-4) 2006: pp. 78-80
AJOL African Journals Online