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American Journal of Otology:
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TECHNIQUES FOR DECREASING THE INCIDENCE OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID LEAKS FOLLOWING TRANSLABYRINTHINE SURGERY.

Sataloff, Robert Thayer M.D., D.M.A.; Myers, Donald L. M.D.

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Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are common after translabyrinthine surgery. Minor modifications in surgical technique have proved helpful in decreasing the incidence of this complication. They involve incision design, packing techniques, monitoring eardrum integrity, and dressing care.

(C) 1987, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.

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