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Spontaneous pneumocephalus presenting with apnea attacks in a newborn with open myelomeningocele.
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PMID:  15821364     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case who had an open myelomeningocele and developed respiratory arrest associated with spontaneous pneumocephalus. Spontaneous respiration resumed after closing of the defect and ventriculoperitoneal shunting. We conclude that repair of the defect in the early period is very useful both to minimize the infection risk and to prevent the complication of pneumocephalus in these cases.
Fatih Serhat Erol; Metin Kaplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-11     Completed Date:  2005-05-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  312-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / complications,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Meningomyelocele / complications*,  surgery
Pneumocephalus / etiology*,  surgery
Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology*

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