Patient Testimonials

ENT Research at the California Sinus Centers

 

CSF Leak Repair

The doctors at Cal Sinus have extensive experience in working with difficult or revision sinus surgery cases - including repairs of CSF leaks. We are comfortable with most cases that are a result of trauma, prior surgery or that have occured spontaneously.

When other surgeons encounter leaks during surgery - they often call or refer their patients to us. Under our protocols, we do these cases at Stanford Hospital, where we are on the faculty - as private surgeons.
Most patients will stay in the hospital for 1-2 days.

Article on CSF leak repairs:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12958568?ordinalpos=15&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

Article on Informed Consent during Sinus Surgery:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15243569?ordinalpos=10&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
Please see publication


Associated Conditions
CSF - Brain Fluid Leaks Disease of the Sinuses & Nose
Encephaloceles/Brain Herniation Sinonasal Trauma
Sinonasal Tumors/Polyps/Masses Sinusitis

Associated Technologies
Image Guided Surgical Navigation Sinus CT

Associated Physicians
Karen J. Fong, M.D. Winston C. Vaughan, M.D.

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