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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 296-298

Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea in end stage renal disease

1 Department of Nephrology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Department of ENT, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Kunjappa Vinod Kumar
Consultant Nephrologist, Aster Medcity, Cheranalloor, Kochi - 682 027, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_372_19

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We report a case of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea in a patient on maintenance hemodialysis. There was no previous history of trauma or surgery. Secondary hyperparathyroidism due to progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and a rise in intracranial pressure resulted in spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea. He underwent endoscopic endonasal repair with theco-peritoneal shunt; CSF leak stopped completely and the patient is doing well on one year follow up.


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