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Extensive craniocervical pneumocranium.
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PMID:  20932096     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors report the first case of extensive craniocervical pneumocranium causing mass effect, without any associated extradural pneumatocele. The patient presented with frontal headaches and unusual sensations in his left ear. He was found to have large pneumocranium involving his left frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital bones as well as the atlas. He underwent a craniectomy with replacement of the pneumatized bone with titanium mesh, and mastoidectomy with obliteration of the mastoid air cells. This case is discussed in the context of the literature to date. A review of the literature shows that trauma is not a common cause of pneumocranium, with most cases occurring spontaneously. The authors believe that a combined neurosurgical-otological approach is beneficial in such cases.
Laveniya Satgunaseelan; Catriona McLean; Vincent C Cousins; Peter Y Hwang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1933-0693     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-504     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Departments of Neurosurgery.
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