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Year 2020

Volume: 6 , Issue: 1

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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Article Type : Case Report

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

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 32

Article End Page : 35


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 No:-10.18231/j.ijashnb.2020.010