My father who is 62 years old is a patient of CSF Rhinorrhea leakage through nose. It was repaired in the year 2000 through Endoscopy in India.
It reoccurred in 2004 and was again repaired through Endoscopy procedure. Thereafter, it reoccurred in 2007 and was repaired again through Endioscopy in India.
For Meningitis which occurs due to the CSF leakage the patient has been treated by a Neurologist. The patient had Meningitis on three occasions in the year 2000, 2007 and now in 2012.
The recent discharge report of the patient states that he has been treated for Meningitis but the leakage is still there. This leakage needs to be repaired at the earliest possible as otherwise it is open for any infection and scare of re-occurrence of Meningitis.
I am writing to seek the further course of action and recommendation for the best possible treatment / surgery for the patient.
Also which surgery to undertake and risks involved when undertaken.
The reason for the failure of the earlier endoscopy procedures
Doctor's in India are suggesting Neuro-surgical approch due to the failure of the Endioscopy procedure three times. If you could please find out -
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