Continuous cerebrospinal fluid drainage using a lumbar subarachnoid catheter for cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea after functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Pei Jung Chang, Yen Hui Sung, Yu-Chuan Tsai, Sheen-Yie Fang, Hsing Hong Chen

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Abstract

Anesthesiologists are frequently consulted for performing lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage to facilitate surgery or manage complications. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a common treatment for chronic sinus diseases. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage is a serious complication following FESS and is typically treated with an endonasal free or rotational mucoperichondrial flap. Continuous drainage of CSF with a lumbar subarachnoid catheter has been used in patients who have undergone neurosurgery but it is seldom used in the treatment of post-FESS CSF rhinorrhea. We present a 71-year-old male patient who suffered from CSF rhinorrhea after FESS, and was treated successfully with continuous lumbar CSF drainage. We are the opinion that continuous CSF drainage with a lumbar subarachnoid catheter is an effective and safe modality of treatment for post-FESS CSF leakage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalActa anaesthesiologica Sinica
Volume40
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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