Tension pneumocephalus: an extremely small defect leading to an extremely serious problem


Aksoy F., Dogan R., Ozturan O., TUGRUL S., Yildirim Y. S.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.34, no.6, pp.749-752, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.07.011
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.749-752
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Pneumocephalus is a pathology characterized by air influx into the intracranial region. It may occur after head trauma and rarely after endoscopic sinus surgery. As the amount of air increases, this can cause neurological disorders with a mass effect and this condition is called tension pneumocephalus.