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Experience of treating patients with lateral sphenoid sinus recess CSF leak.

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Summary of "Experience of treating patients with lateral sphenoid sinus recess CSF leak."

According to various authors, the rate of sphenoid sinus defects ranges from 15 to 26%. In the sphenoid sinus, the most common defect localization is the lateral recess - 35.3%. Regardless of the etiology and pathogenesis of lateral sphenoid sinus recess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, the treatment approach is aimed at plastic closure of the defect. Surgery in this area is associated with a high rate of recurrences (25%) due to a complex anatomical landscape and inapplicability of a direct approach.

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Name: Zhurnal voprosy neirokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko
ISSN: 0042-8817
Pages: 68-75

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