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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.07.011
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.749-752

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.