Endoscopic removal of ethmoido-sphenoidal foreign body with intracranial extension.

Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN

PubMedID: 17041838

Presutti L, Marchioni D, Trani M, Ghidini A. Endoscopic removal of ethmoido-sphenoidal foreign body with intracranial extension. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2006;49(4):244-6.
We describe the case of a foreign body lodged into ethmoidal labyrinth and sphenoidal sinus with fracture of the clivus and consequent rhinoliquorrhea removed by an endoscopic technique. We performed a skull base plasty to close the rhino-liquoral fistula with resolution of the rhinoliquorrhea. There were no postoperative complications and there was a good therapeutic result at long-term follow-up.