Detecting the cause of rhinorrhoea with neuro-ophthalmological magnetic resonance imaging

Takeaway

  • Signs of intracranial hypertension (IHT) are present on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with spontaneous rhinorrhoea.

Why this matters

  • Determining the cause of spontaneous rhinorrhoea and its relation to IHT prior to surgery is critically important in choosing appropriate treatment and reducing recurrence rates.