146 Otolaryngology Skull Base Grand Rounds: "Novel Therapeutics for NF-2" (022017)

Dallas, TX US
February 20, 2017

The surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors involving the base of the skull often creates a communication between the subarachnoid space and the paranasal sinuses and nasopharynx, and therefore may place the patient at risk for the development of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula and meningitis post operatively.  This lecture will improve the ability of those in attendance to prevent this complication when possible, and to manage those fistulae that will inevitably occur

Target Audience

Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology faculty and residents

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, those in the audience should be able to:

Understand the need to counsel patients prior to skull base surgery regarding the possibility of developing a cerebrospinal fluid fistula, and its risks.

                Discuss the wound closure strategies available to prevent a cerebrospinal fluid fistula after skull base surgery

                Describe the importance of the early detection of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula after skull base surgery

                Understand the non-operative and operative management of a cerebrospinal fluid fistula after skull base surgery

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/20/2017 - 6:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/20/2017 - 7:30am CST
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Main Dining Room at Zale
Dallas, TX 75390
United States

Bruce Mickey, M.D.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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