Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea from tegmen tympani defect caused by an arachnoid cyst - A case report

Hsiang Kuan Wang, Wen Cheng Lo, Chih Ju Chang, Yung Chien Huang, Pa Chun Wang

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Abstract

Adult-onset cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea is usually associated with a herniation of brain tissue, or meninges as a consequence of surgery or temporal bone trauma. Spontaneous CSF leakage is a rare condition. Spontaneous CSF leakage from the tegmen tympani caused by an arachnoid cyst has not been reported in the literature. We present a unique case in which an infra-temporal arachnoid cyst eroded the tegmen tympani that caused conductive hearing loss, CSF otorrhea, and repealed meningitis. Surgical management involved marsupilization of cyst and sealing the dura fistula while preserving ossicles through a middle cranial fossa approach.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTzu Chi Medical Journal
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea
Arachnoid Cysts
Middle Cranial Fossa
Conductive Hearing Loss
Meninges
Temporal Bone
Meningitis
Fistula
Cysts
Wounds and Injuries
Brain
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

Keywords

  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea
  • Tegmen tympani

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Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea from tegmen tympani defect caused by an arachnoid cyst - A case report. / Wang, Hsiang Kuan; Lo, Wen Cheng; Chang, Chih Ju; Huang, Yung Chien; Wang, Pa Chun.

In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, 02.2005.

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Wang, Hsiang Kuan ; Lo, Wen Cheng ; Chang, Chih Ju ; Huang, Yung Chien ; Wang, Pa Chun. / Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea from tegmen tympani defect caused by an arachnoid cyst - A case report. In: Tzu Chi Medical Journal. 2005 ; Vol. 17, No. 1.
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