TITLE

Pneumocephalus Following Severe Head Trauma

AUTHOR(S)
Dolmans, Dennis; Bosch, Maurice; Ramos, Lino; Leenen, Loek
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
European Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery;Apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p186
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
It is important to be alert to the possibility of pneumocephalus in patients with head injury. Pneumocephalus is a potentially lethal complication in patients with craniofacial fractures following severe head trauma. A patient presented with intracranial air after he fell down from a height of 4 m. The patient recovered without any neurological deficits after conservative treatment. A time sequence of cerebral CT scans shows how the pneumocephalus developed and finally resolved without surgical intervention. The etiology, diagnosis, treatment and possible complications of this injury are discussed briefly.
ACCESSION #
38609363

 

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