• A patient with recurrent meningitis had spontaneous CSF leakage from the fistula of the stapedial footplate. The patient was a 7-year-old boy with profuse CSF otorrhea, proved by myringotomy. A roentgenographic examinatioin and computed tomography scan of the temporal bone demonstrated an abnormal bony labyrinth. During the operation, a leak was found at the fistula of the stapedial footplate. Surgical obliteration of the fistula with temporal muscle and fascia has prevented the recurrence of meningitis.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:697-700)
Hirakawa K, Kurokawa M, Yajin K, Harada Y. Recurrent Meningitis due to a Congenital Fistula in the Stapedial Footplate. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(10):697–700. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800240063012
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