Home > Journals > Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences > Past Issues > Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2010 September;54(3) > Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2010 September;54(3):109-11

CURRENT ISSUEJOURNAL OF NEUROSURGICAL SCIENCES

A Journal on Neurosurgery


Indexed/Abstracted in: e-psyche, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Neuroscience Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,651


eTOC

 

CASE REPORTS  


Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2010 September;54(3):109-11

language: English

Progressive tension pneumocephalus as a delayed postoperative complication in the absence of any obvious CSF leak

Demetriades A. K. 1, Pretorius P. 2, Stacey R. 1

1 Department of Neuroradiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK;
2 Department of and Neuroradiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK


PDF  REPRINTS


Tension pneumocephalus is a rare neurosurgical emergency usually causing rapid deterioration. Slowly-progressive postoperative tension pneumocephalus is very rare. We present a case that came to our attention 5 weeks after a craniotomy with gradual development of symptoms, and in the absence of any obvious CSF leak. A dural defect causing a one-way valve system was found at explorative craniotomy.

top of page