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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

CSF gusher in a radiologically normal middle and inner ear anatomy

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Author Details : Aarthi Gopal, Manu Malhotra*, Saurabh Varshney, Madhu Priya, Abhishek Bharadwaj

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 32-35

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Introduction: Cochlear implantation is the most acceptable procedure in rehabilitating a child with profound hearing disability who has gained no benefit from hearing aids. Cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) gusher from the cochleostomy site is the most common complication faced intra-operatively, however it has been rarely reported in cases with normal radiological anatomy.
Case Report: We present a 4 year old boy taken up for right cochlear implantation for congenital bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. A severe CSF gusher was noticed which was identified and successfully managed.
Conclusion: CSF gusher can be seen in cases with normal radiology and hence surgeons must anticipate the same. Meticulous handing and a systematic approach can help us control the leak and also have good surgical outcomes.

Keywords: CSF gusher, CSF leak, Cochlear implantation.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijashnb.2020.010

How to cite : Gopal A , Malhotra M, Varshney S, Priya M, Bharadwaj A, CSF gusher in a radiologically normal middle and inner ear anatomy. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2020;6(1):32-35

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