Dana Mihaela Turliuc, A.I.Cucu, Claudia Florida Costea
Most posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistulas are accompanied by rhinorrhea and the physician can easily diagnose a fistula (leakage) in case of a traumatic event. Nevertheless, cases of fistulas occurring many years after the head injury have been reported in literature. We report the rare case of a 19-year-old female patient with a penetrating head injury and 3 years long-term posttraumatic cerebrospinal fluid fistula complicated with recurrent meningitis.
Key words: posttraumatic CSF fistula, recurrent meningitis, posttraumatic rinorrhea