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How fast can I make my cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea go away?

How fast can I make my cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea go away?

Neurosurgeon/ENT: You probably won't be able to get this to stop on it's own. You should see a neurosurgeon and/or ENT surgeon who can help you with this leak. It will probably have to be repaired surgically. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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What does it mean when a man has cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

What does it mean when a man has cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

Spinal fluid leak: This means the spinal fluid, which normally surrounds the brain and spinal cord, is leaking through the skull base into the nose. There are many causes, including trauma, infections, a tumor, or following surgery of the brain or sinuses. Untreated spinal fluid leaks can cause meningitis (a serious infection) and should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

What sort of disease is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

Leaking spinal fluid: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the fluid that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Rhinorrhea is a runny nose. Nerves from the front of the brain (olfactory nerves) descend through a thin layer of bone called the cribriform plate and into the nasal cavity so you can smell. If that layer of bone is fractured, spinal fluid can leak down from the brain and out the nose. CSF rhinorrhea. ...Read more

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I know some people are more likely to get cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea than others. Which ones?

I know some people are more likely to get cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea than others. Which ones?

Trauma or other: CSF rhinorrhea can occur spontaneously or from trauma or tumor or other cause. There is thinning of the bones in the anterior inferior region of the skull causing spinal fluid to leak into the sinus cavity. You can't prevent it and you can't predict it. ...Read more

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I've developed cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. What should I be watching out for in the future?

Depends.: If you know that it's csf, then you've probably had a previous procedure. Do you still have a neurosurgeon? Infection is the primary concern, other than pure volume loss. You really want to get this checked though! ...Read more

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Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Is cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea curable?

Yes: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a curable condition. The source of the fluid leak must first be identified, usually by mri, ct or a special nuclear scan. The treatment of this is usually by surgical repair of the leak. Many times this surgery can be performed through the nose, if possible. Untreated CSF leaks can lead to meningitis. ...Read more

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How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

How do I explain to my daughter what it means to have cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea?

Fluid from nose: This leakage of spinal fluid from your nose usually suggests a defect in the skull at the base of the brain, often in an area called the cribiform plate. It may follow trauma to the head and places the person who has this at risk of developing meningitis. ...Read more

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Is having cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea something to worry about? My wife is upset since my son's doctor visit.

Is having cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea something to worry about? My wife is upset since my son's doctor visit.

Csf rhinorrhea: Unfortunately yes. The question is why does he have fluid from around his brain (CSF) coming from his nose. That usually means there is an abnormal connection from his brain to one of his sinuses which then drains out of his nose . I'm hoping there is a plan to figure it out? ...Read more

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We found out theres extra cerebrospinal fluid on frontal lobes in our 6 month old boy. We are told its benigndoes this really just go away on its own?

Yes it can: There is definitely a tpe of hydrocephalus that is benign and not caused by any obstruction in the CSF pathways in the brain, and yes, indeed, this can just clear up on its own over time, usually between ages 1 and 3. If a good neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon has reviewed everything and concluded that it is indeed the type that will just clear up, rest assured! ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea?

What kind work: Work involving heavy lifting, holding breathe, working in area which takes care of infection should be avoided. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


Csf (Definition)

CSF is also known as Cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more