Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea with pneumocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Watery nasal discharge

Patient Data

Age: 52 yrs
Gender: Female

Extensive pneumocephalus.

Fluid in the right maxillary sinus, left frontal sinus, left anterior ethmoidal air cells and along the cribriform plate.

T2 weighted coronal acquisitions show fluid tracking along the left of cribriform plate on prone position. There are extensive hypointense signals in subarachnoid spaces corresponding to pneumocephalus.

Case Discussion

Spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea associated with extensive pneumocephalus.

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Case information

rID: 32807
Published: 16th Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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