Do CSF leaks that are from the...

Do CSF leaks that are from the sphenoid sinus leak out the front of the nose when bent down and CSF leaks that drain down to the back of the throat come from the ethmoid or cribriform plate?

Dr. Giles Elrington
Dr. Giles Elrington Neurologist Colchester
The site of the leak (front of nose, or throat) is not diagnostically helpful. The key point is to be sure that the fluid is indeed CSF and not some less worrying secretion. Analysis of the fluid should give the answer.

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