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Iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus secondary to intravenous catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11870485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of pneumocephalus without a history of intracranial or intrathecal procedures is a significant radiographic finding. Although pneumocephalus means a violation of the dural barrier or the presence of infection, intravascular pneumocephalus is different from intraparenchymal pneumocephalus and its benign nature must be known in the presence of intravenous catheterization. Herein, we present a case of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus with CT findings. To our knowledge, there are only a few reported cases of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus in the literature. Careful intravenous catheterization and diagnosis of the condition on imaging helps to prevent unnecessary treatment procedures.
Altan Yildiz; Caner Ozer; Hulusi Egilmez; Meltem Nass Duce; F Demir Apaydin; Orhan Yalçinoglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2001-07-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  European radiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0938-7994     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Radiol     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-28     Completed Date:  2002-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114774     Medline TA:  Eur Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  671-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, 33070 Mersin, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Iatrogenic Disease*
Infant, Newborn
Pneumocephalus / diagnosis,  etiology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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