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Idiopathic CSF rhinorrhoea presenting with tension pneumocephalus and hemiparesis

  • R. P. Hogg (a1), H. Pillay, R. Mitchell (a2) and A. P. Johnson (a1)


A case of non-traumatic/non-iatrogenic CSF rhinorrhoea, presenting with tension pneumocephalus and hemiparesis is described. The possible pathological processes involved in this rare case are discussed. Cases in the literature of idiopathic CSF rhinorrhoea and also those of spontaneous pneumocephalus are reviewed.


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Address for correspondence: Mr Richard P. Hogg, Department of ENT, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH. Fax: 0121 627 2299 e mail:


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Idiopathic CSF rhinorrhoea presenting with tension pneumocephalus and hemiparesis

  • R. P. Hogg (a1), H. Pillay, R. Mitchell (a2) and A. P. Johnson (a1)


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