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Tension pneumocephalus: a case report with review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23748929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tension Pneumocephalus (PC) was described 50 years ago. A case of pneumocephalus (PC) following cervical epidural injection in a 50-year-old male worsened by air travel and manifested as tension pneumocephalus, confirmed by advanced neuroimaging, is reported for the first time along with literature review. The patient underwent emergent frontal burr hole evacuation and air gushed under pressure. The patient recovered well and is stable during a follow-up of 12 months. Presenting features and clinical course along with Mount Fuji sign, Peaking sign, and air bubble sign observed in this case are described. Also, the importance of considering neurosurgical and spinal procedures leading to PC have to be considered by practitioners before issuing fitness certificate before air travel, as PC is likely to get transformed to tension PC and can cause an in-flight emergency.
Authors:
Shah Sweni; Subramanian Senthilkumaran; Namasivayam Balamurugan; Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency radiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-1435     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Radiol     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431227     Medline TA:  Emerg Radiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospitals and Research Institute, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India, sweni85@gmail.com.
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