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Nasal endotracheal intubation in a premature infant with a nasal encephalocele.
  1. C M Bannister,
  2. M Kashab,
  3. H Dagestani,
  4. M Placzek
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Booth Hall Children's Hospital, Manchester.


    After a difficult nasal intubation a premature infant leaked cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from one nostril. After developing bacterial meningitis, the baby was referred for neurosurgical management of the CSF fistula. Transaxial computed tomograms demonstrated a nasal encephalocele, but coronal scans were needed to show the defect in the cribriform plate.

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