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Subdural and intraventricular traumatic tension pneumocephalus: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10943988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Simple pneumocephalus most frequently arises as a complication of a head injury in which a compound basal skull fracture with tearing of the meninges allows entry of air into the cranial cavity. It can also follow a neurosurgical operation. Tension traumatic pneumocephalus with intraventricular extension is an extremely rare, potentially lethal condition that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. We report the case of subdural and intraventricular accidental tension pneumocephalus occurring in a 26-year-old man as a result of skull fracture. This case is combined with rhinorrhea and meningitis that suggest some difficulties to treat. The operative procedure associated with medical treatment was performed and a good result was obtained.
E Gönül; Y Izci; A Sali; A Baysefer; E Timurkaynak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0946-7211     ISO Abbreviation:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-01-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440973     Medline TA:  Minim Invasive Neurosurg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  98-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine GATA, Etlik-Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventricles / injuries*,  surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / radiography,  surgery
Frontal Bone / injuries,  radiography,  surgery
Meningitis, Bacterial / radiography
Parietal Bone / injuries,  radiography,  surgery
Pneumocephalus / radiography,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / radiography
Pseudomonas Infections / radiography
Skull Fractures / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Subdural Space / injuries*,  surgery
Temporal Bone / injuries,  radiography,  surgery

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