DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3933.ijam20180070

To study the association of CSF leak in fronotbasal skull fractures classified with the Burstein’s classification

Raunaq S. Chhabra, Vinayak V. Raje, Pandurang S. Barve, Sunil R. Yadav

Abstract


Background: To study the association of CSF leak in Fronotbasal skull Fractures classified with the Burstein’s Classification.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted from November 2014 to May 2016 in patients admitted with head injuries to KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra. All data was retrieved using a standardized data collection form.

Results: Out of the total 55 patients of frontobasal fracture, 39 (70.9%) were found to have CSF leak. Out of 39 patients with CSF leak 34 (61.8%) had Type I head injury, 3 (5.5%) had Type II head injury, and 2 (3.6%) had Type III head injury. Statistical analysis showed significant association between CSF leak and Burstein’s classes of head injury patients (p< 0.05).

Conclusions: It was found that patients who had Burstein Type I injuries had a higher chance of CSF leak and most post traumatic leaks could be managed conservatively.


Keywords


Burstein’s classification, CSF leak, Frontobasal fractures

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