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Postcraniotomy fever

Ramin Javan, Richard Duszak, Alan D Eisenberg, Frank M Eggers
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus usually results from trauma, infection, neoplasm, or iatrogenic causes. Barotrauma-induced spontaneous pneumocephalus is extremely rare, usually seen in divers or occassionally with air travel. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 61-yr-old female presenting with confusion, fever, and respiratory failure one day after developing sudden nausea, vomiting, and headache during descent on a commercial airliner. Pneumocephalus and meningitis were present on admission...
December 2011: Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
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