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What sort of disorder is CSF otorrhea?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
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In brief: A serious condition

CSF is cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
CSF otorrhea is when the fluid is draining out of your ear. It is considered a sign of a basilar skull fracture. It can also be associated with leakage thru the nose which is refered to as CSF rhinorrhea.

In brief: A serious condition

CSF is cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
CSF otorrhea is when the fluid is draining out of your ear. It is considered a sign of a basilar skull fracture. It can also be associated with leakage thru the nose which is refered to as CSF rhinorrhea.
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