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Transmastoid extracranial repair of CSF leaks following acoustic neuroma resection

  • A. K. Robson (a1), P. M. Clarke (a1), M. Dilkes (a1) and A. R. Maw (a1)

Abstract

Acoustic neuromas may be resected either by a suboccipital craniectomy or translabyrinthine approach; the latter gives good access without unduly traumatising the brainstem, but can lead to a higher incidence of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. The surgical management of these leaks can be difficult; we describe a transmastoid extracranial technique using pedicled sternomastoid muscle that has produced complete resolution of the leak in all cases managed in this way.

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A. K. Robson, F.R.C.S., Department of Otolaryngology, Clinic 11, Level 6, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Marlborough Street, Bristol BS2

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Transmastoid extracranial repair of CSF leaks following acoustic neuroma resection

  • A. K. Robson (a1), P. M. Clarke (a1), M. Dilkes (a1) and A. R. Maw (a1)

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