146 Otolaryngology Skull Base Grand Rounds (080614)
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
Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology faculty and residents
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
Bruce Mickey, M.D.
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 Attendance