Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea after thermometer insertion through the nose.


Journal Article

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a rare clinical condition. Most leaks either are caused by traumatic head injury or are a complication of surgical procedures on the base of the skull. CSF rhinorrhea from nasal tube placement has been reported previously. We report a case of nasal thermometer placement during anesthesia complicated by a CSF leakage. We reemphasize that any material--including thermometers, nasogastric tubes, and endotracheal tubes--should be directed posteriorly after introduction into the external naris.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuo, C-P; Wong, C-S; Borel, CO; Yang, C-P; Yeh, C-C; Lu, C-H; Wu, C-T

Published Date

  • August 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 99 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 617 - 619

PubMed ID

  • 15271752

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15271752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-2999

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/01.ANE.0000124680.59440.0F


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States