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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070116/aspergillus-terreus-brain-abscess-complicated-by-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-angiosarcoma
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Thejal Srikumar, Smitha Pabbathi, Jorge Fernandez, Sowmya Nanjappa
BACKGROUND Aspergillus terreus is an evolving opportunistic pathogen, and patients with A. terreus often have poor outcomes due to its intrinsic resistance to several systemic antifungal agents. Here we present a unique case of intracranial abscesses of A. terreus in a patient with recurrent angiosarcoma, complicated by development of tension pneumocephalus. CASE REPORT A 67-year old gentleman with history of scalp angiosarcoma with wide excision two years prior presented to the hospital for left arm clumsiness, altered mental status, and low-grade fever...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067182/successful-conservative-treatment-of-an-intracranial-pneumatocele-with-post-traumatic-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-diffuse-temporal-bone-pneumocele-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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M A Taube, G M Potter, S K Lloyd, S R Freeman
BACKGROUND: A pneumocele occurs when an aerated cranial cavity pathologically expands; a pneumatocele occurs when air extends from an aerated cavity into adjacent soft tissues forming a secondary cavity. Both pathologies are extremely rare with relation to the mastoid. This paper describes a case of a mastoid pneumocele that caused hypoglossal nerve palsy and an intracranial pneumatocele. CASE REPORT: A 46-year-old man presented, following minor head trauma, with hypoglossal nerve palsy secondary to a fracture through the hypoglossal canal...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029524/-external-lumbar-drainage-with-volumetric-continuing-infusion-pump-in-patients-with-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak-a-case-series
#3
Ana Belén Manso Melgosa, Helena García Gutiérrez, Mónica Fernández Porras, Ana Berta Castrillo Manero, Belén Pérez Marijuán
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and complications arising in a number of cases of patients with cerebrospinal fluid leak treated by external lumbar drainage with infusion pump (IP) volumetric continuous from 2001 to 2014. Quantify cerebrospinal fluid leak closed by lumbar drainage with IP. METHODS: Retrospective descriptive case series study. POPULATION: patients undergoing transsphenoidal pituitary surgery, Chiari surgery and laminectomy, that developed postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak treated with continuous external lumbar drainage by IP...
October 28, 2016: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005808/spontaneous-epidural-pneumocephalus
#4
Serap Yucel, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Gökhan Kutlar, Mustafa Ozdemir, Kerim Aslan, Lutfi Incesu
Spontaneous epidural pneumocephalus is a rare condition. The authors reported a 35-year-old male patient with tinnutus, dull headache, and swelling on his head. Patient had a history of head trauma and skull fracture from when he was 5 years old. Cranial computed tomography revealed increase in pneumatization of right mastoid air cells and large epidural air in temporoparietal region. Inner table of right temporal bone got thinner, causing communication of mastoid air cells with epidural space. Epidural air had septations and exerted mass effect on the right parietal lobe with minimal midline shift...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003228/missing-the-point-self-inflicted-traumatic-brain-injury-in-psychosis
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Phelan E Maruca-Sullivan, Matthew N Goldenberg, David C Cone, Justine Ciarleglio
A 36-year-old man was brought to the emergency department by emergency medical services after being found acting unusually at a gas station with blood on his head and clothing. He presented acutely psychotic and reported that he had a pen in his head. Medical evaluation was notable for a superficial puncture wound to the right temple, and he was medically cleared for psychiatric evaluation. After he developed nausea and headache later that evening, the CT scan revealed a temporal bone fracture, pneumocephalus, intraparenchymal haemorrhage and the presence of a metal pen tip lodged in the brain parenchyma...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929605/nasopharyngeal-airway-to-prevent-tension-pneumocephalus-after-open-resection-of-anterior-skull-base-tumors
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Matthew E Spector, Jon-Paul Pepper, Stephen Sullivan, Lawrence Marentette, Erin McKean
We conducted a retrospective study to assess the efficacy of using a nasopharyngeal airway in lieu of a tracheotomy or prolonged intubation for the diversion of airflow to prevent tension pneumocephalus after an open resection of anterior skull base tumors. Our study population was made up of 120 patients-74 males and 46 females, aged 12 to 84 years (mean: 48.7)-who had undergone an anterior skull base resection with documented nasopharyngeal airway placement from 1996 through 2009. Our main outcome measure was the presence of tension pneumocephalus while controlling for the placement of a lumbar drain, the development of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and the type of reconstruction...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903839/the-effect-of-brain-tomography-findings-on-mortality-in-sniper-shot-head-injuries
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Çağdaş Can, M Bolatkale, A Sarıhan, Y Savran, A Ç Acara, M Bulut
OBJECTIVES: Penetrating gunshot head injuries have a poor prognosis and require prompt care. Brain CT is a routine component of the standard evaluation of head wounds and suspected brain injury. We aimed to investigate the effect of brain CT findings on mortality in gunshot head injury patients who were admitted to our emergency department (ED) from the Syrian Civil War. METHODS: The study group comprised patients who were admitted to the ED with gunshot brain injury...
November 30, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881097/ischaemic-stroke-and-clostridium-septicum-sepsis-and-meningitis-in-a-patient-with-occult-colon-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Kosmas Macha, Antje Giede-Jeppe, Hannes Lücking, Roland Coras, Hagen B Huttner, Jürgen Held
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum is a rare cause of meningitis and brain abscess in children and adults. Gas production by the pathogen can lead to pneumocephalus and the overall mortality rate of Clostridium septicum CNS infection is as high as 74%. The most common entry site of the pathogen is the gastrointestinal tract. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 74-year-old man who presented with a left-sided cerebral infarction in the middle cerebral artery territory...
November 24, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878133/massive-pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis-after-severe-skull-base-fracture
#9
Hosseinali Khalili, Amin Niakan, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857924/a-case-of-intracranial-wooden-foreign-body-mimicking-pneumocephalus
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Dong Han Kim, Eun Suk Park, Han Yu Seong, Jun Bum Park, Soon Chan Kwon, Hong Bo Sim, In Uk Lyo
Intracranial wooden foreign bodies are rare. In addition, such objects are difficult to identify with conventional radiographic techniques, such as X-ray radiography or brain computed tomography. A 48-year-old man presented to our emergency room with a headache. Even though he had a history of trauma, he had no external wounds and showed no neurological deficits at the initial examination. He was initially diagnosed with trauma-related pneumocephalus. He developed a delayed intracranial infection and underwent surgery to remove the wooden foreign body...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851389/1754-pneumocephalus-an-unusual-case-of-acute-frontal-sinusitis-and-pneumococcal-meningitis
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Brittaini Bunce, Taimur Khan, Gnan Thakore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833693/e-cigarette-blast-injury-complex-facial-fractures-and-pneumocephalus
#12
Benjamin A Archambeau, Stephanie Young, Carol Lee, Troy Pennington, Christopher Vanderbeek, Dan Miulli, John Culhane, Michael Neeki
Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs) are becoming a popular method of recreational nicotine use over recent years. The growth of new brands and devices has been outpacing the FDA's ability to regulate them. As a result, some of these devices fail without warning, most likely from malfunction of the lithium-ion batteries that are in close proximity to volatile compounds within the device. Failures have occurred during both use and storage of the devices or their components. The subsequent injuries from several of these events, including full thickness burns requiring grafting and blast injuries, have been observed at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, a regional trauma and burn center in southern California...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799999/pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis-due-to-a-subarachnoid-pleural-fistula-that-developed-after-thoracic-spine-surgery
#13
Gun-Sang Lee, Myung-Ki Lee, Woo-Jae Kim, Ho-Sang Kim, Jeong-Ho Kim, Yun-Suk Kim
Development of a communication between the spinal subarachnoid space and the pleural space after thoracic spine surgery is uncommon. Subarachnoid pleural fistula (SAPF), a distressing condition, involves cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Here we report an unusual case of SAPF, occurring after thoracic spine surgery, that was further complicated by pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis postthoracentesis, which was performed for unilateral pleural effusion.
September 2016: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795788/-mount-fuji-sign-in-postoperative-period-after-surgery-for-ependymoma-of-the-third-ventricle-v3-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Abderrahmane Boumadiane, Ali Derkaoui, Abdelkarim Shimi, Mohamed Khatouf
Mount Fuji sign also known as compressive pneumocephalus is a redoubtable postoperative neurosurgical complication. We report the clinical case of a 10 months-old patient, hospitalized in reanimation for postoperative management following surgery for ependymoma of the third ventricle. The evolution was marked by the occurrence of early postoperative compressive pneumocephalus, responsible for neurological and hemodynamic worsening. This study highlights the possibility of occurrence of such an adverse event, as well as the therapeutic and especially preventive measures for this complication...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795644/the-facial-skeleton-armor-to-the-brain
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Satishkumar G Patil, Bindu S Patil, Udupikrishna Joshi, Soumya Allurkar, Sharanabasappa Japatti, Ashwini Munnangi
BACKGROUND: With the development of urban setting worldwide, the major issue of concern is the increase in the mortality rate in the population due to road traffic accidents. The face, being the most exposed region is susceptible to injuries and maybe associated with injuries to the adjacent neuro-cranium. The literature has conflicting views on the relationship between facial fractures and head injuries with some authors opining that the facial skeleton cushions the brain while some other authors claim that the facial fractures act as indicators for head injuries...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767903/neurosurgical-sequelae-of-domestic-dog-attacks-in-children
#16
Ramesh Kumar, Frederic W B Deleyiannis, Corbett Wilkinson, Brent R O'Neill
OBJECTIVE The authors' goals in this study were to describe a series of dog attacks on children that required neurosurgical consultation and to better understand the pattern of injuries inflicted, the circumstances that place children at risk for attack, and the dog breeds involved. In addition, the authors review the surgical and medical management of these patients. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective review of all children requiring neurosurgical consultation for dog bite at a regional Level 1 pediatric trauma center over a 15-year period...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752640/near-complete-optic-nerve-transection-by-high-pressure-air
#17
Soo Won Ko, Jong Seok Lee, Han Sung Choi, Young Gwan Ko, Hoon Pyo Hong
The use of high-pressure air instruments has become more common. Consequently, there have been a number of cases of orbital emphysema caused by contact with high-pressure air. In this case, a 62-year-old male patient visited an emergency medical center after his left eye was shot by an air compressor gun that was used to wash cars. Lacerations were observed in the upper and lower eyelids of his left eye. Radiological examinations revealed orbital emphysema, optic nerve transection, pneumocephalus, and subcutaneous emphysema in the face, neck, shoulder, and mediastinum...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695534/posttraumatic-delayed-tension-pneumocephalus-rare-case-with-review-of-literature
#18
REVIEW
Vivek Kumar Kankane, Gaurav Jaiswal, Tarun Kumar Gupta
Pneumocephalus is commonly seen after head and facial trauma, ear infections, and tumors of the skull base or neurosurgical interventions. In tension pneumocephalus, the continuous accumulation of intracranial air is thought to be caused by a "ball valve" mechanism. In turn, this may lead to a mass effect on the brain, with subsequent neurological deterioration and signs of herniation. Tension pneumocephalus is considered a life-threatening, neurosurgical emergency burr-hole evacuation was performed and he experienced a full recovery...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692367/-intractable-intraoperative-brain-herniation-secondary-to-tension-pneumocephalus-a-rare-life-threatening-complication-during-drainage-of-subdural-empyema
#19
Li Lian Foo, Sook Hui Chaw, Lucy Chan, Dharmendra Ganesan, Ravindran Karuppiah
Tension pneumocephalus is rare but has been well documented following trauma and neurosurgical procedures. It is a surgical emergency as it can lead to neurological deterioration, brainstem herniation and death. Unlike previous cases where tension pneumocephalus developed postoperatively, we describe a case of intraoperative tension pneumocephalus leading to sudden, massive open brain herniation out of the craniotomy site. The possible causative factors are outlined. It is imperative to rapidly identify possible causes of acute intraoperative brain herniation, including tension pneumocephalus, and institute appropriate measures to minimize neurological damage...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673104/poster-350-persistent-pneumocephalus-after-gun-shot-wound-to-the-head
#20
Kunj G Patel, Lauren E Brandes, Srikanth Kurapati, Emily Boyd, Andrew C Dennison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
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