Aftercare following open management of skull base fractures
General postoperative care
- Intensive care 24 hours
- Hospitalization 5-8 days (to rule out reoccurrence of CSF leak)
- The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics during and after the procedure for the next 5-7 days is recommended.
- Radiologic control examinations are performed routinely the next day after leaving the intensive care unit.
- Patient follow-up after discharge. The patient is seen 4 weeks after, and if necessary, for the long-term follow-up a year postoperatively.