Surgical Treatment for Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Patients With Inner Ear Malformations.

Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
Emilie BoisThierry Van Den Abbeele


The aim of this study is to present our technique of surgical closure in a series of patients suffering from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak due to inner ear malformations. We conducted a retrospective study in our tertiary care academic department of pediatric otolaryngology. We did include all patients who presented a CSF leak or bacterial meningitis (one episode or recurrent) related to a malformation of the inner ear. Through a retro-auricular or endaural approach we performed a filling of the vestibule cavity with multiple fragments of cartilage with perichondrium introduced through the oval window, after stapedectomy until a near-complete sealing was obtained. After the surgery, all patients received a treatment with acetazolamide during 15 days. We did evaluate our technics with the recurrence of CSF leak. Thirteen patients, from 1 to 14, were operated with our technics. With a follow-up of 4.4 ± 4.7 years, only one patient needed a second intervention. None had a novel episode of meningitis. We observed no complication. The leak was observed in the oval fossa in 11 cases. Our "minimally invasive" technique of vestibular obliteration with cartilage inserted through the oval window after stapedectomy did demonstrate its sa...Continue Reading


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