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What are the risks of an operation on the cribriform plate ethmoid region ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: CSF Leak, Meningitis

This is a delicate area and has connections between the nose and the brain meninges which serve as a barrier to outside infections( which can reach there via your nose).
Any operation in this area would breaches this barrier. This can sometimes lead to a leak of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which can be a conduit for infection of the fluid and meninges(meningitis). But neurosurgeons are careful.

In brief: CSF Leak, Meningitis

This is a delicate area and has connections between the nose and the brain meninges which serve as a barrier to outside infections( which can reach there via your nose).
Any operation in this area would breaches this barrier. This can sometimes lead to a leak of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) which can be a conduit for infection of the fluid and meninges(meningitis). But neurosurgeons are careful.
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