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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515584/frontal-sinus-osteoma-with-pneumocephalus-a-rare-cause-of-progressive-hemiparesis
#1
Ashwini Bakde Umredkar, Amit Disawal, Aarti Anand, Prajwalit Gaur
Osteomas of paranasal sinuses are common benign tumors and are diagnosed incidentally. However, osteomas complicated by pneumocephalus with air fluid level presenting with progressive hemiparesis is rare. Here, we present a case report of a 22-year-old male who presented with left-sided progressive hemiparesis with history of generalized headache since 2 years.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484546/postoperative-hematoma-involving-brainstem-peduncles-cerebellum-deep-subcortical-white-matter-cerebral-hemispheres-following-chronic-subdural-hematoma-evacuation
#2
Mohana Rao Patibandla, Amit K Thotakura, Dinesh Shukla, Anirudh K Purohit, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Manisha Nukavarapu
Among the intracranial hematomas, chronic subdural hematomas (CSDH) are the most benign with a mortality rate of 0.5-4.0%. The elderly and alcoholics are commonly affected by CSDH. Even though high percentage of CSDH patients improves after the evacuation, there are some unexpected potential complications altering the postoperative course with neurological deterioration. Poor outcome in postoperative period is due to complications like failure of brain to re-expand, recurrence of hematoma and tension pneumocephalus...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468141/clinical-observation-of-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-novel-double-needle-minimally-invasive-aspiration-technology
#3
Yi Wan, Xifeng Fei, Dongyi Jiang, Hanchun Chen, Lei Shi, Zhimin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical effects, including the prevention of complications, of the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma with double needle aspiration. METHODS: The clinical data of 31 patients with chronic subdural hematoma treated by double YL-1 needle double skull drilling and 31 controls treated by traditional drilling and drainage were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: In the YL-1 needle group, only 1 patient was with hematoma recurrence, 1 patient was with intracranial pneumocephalus, and the remaining patients who were followed up for 3 months achieved a clinical cure...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462551/spontaneous-pneumocephalus
#4
Suvrendu Sankar Kar, Jyotirmay Pal, Suvendu Jana, Swati Kumar, Partha Sarathi Karmakar, Anindya Sarkar, Cankatika Chowdhuiy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421835/symptomatic-tension-pneumocephalus-following-palacos%C3%A2-cranioplasty-in-a-shunted-patient
#5
Tim Killeen, Mathias Fortunati, Esha Myanger, Daniel Rüfenacht, Nurzhan Ryskeldiyev, Serik Akshulakov, Evaldas Cesnulis
Tension pneumocephalus is an exceedingly rare complication of cerebrospinal fluid diversion occurring after surgery, trauma or spontaneous fistula formation. We report a case in a patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt who developed symptomatic tension pneumocephalus via a skin defect within 24 hours of undergoing bone cement cranioplasty.
April 19, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413562/pneumocephalus-is-not-a-serious-outcome-after-surgery-for-chronic-sdh
#6
Pratyush Chaudhuri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382259/traumatic-tension-pneumocephalus-two-cases-and-comprehensive-review-of-literature
#7
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Promod Pillai, Rohit Sharma, Larami MacKenzie, Eugene F Reilly, Paul R Beery, Thomas J Papadimos, Stanislaw Peter A Stawicki
Although traumatic pneumocephalus is not uncommon, it rarely evolves into tension pneumocephalus (TP). Characterized by the presence of increasing amounts of intracranial air and concurrent appearance or worsening neurological symptoms, TP can be devastating if not recognized and treated promptly. We present two cases of traumatic TP and a concise review of literature on this topic. Two cases of traumatic TP are presented. In addition, a literature search revealed 20 additional cases, of which 18 had sufficient information for inclusion...
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382256/prognostication-of-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes-in-older-trauma-patients-a-novel-risk-assessment-tool-based-on-initial-cranial-ct-findings
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Stanislaw P Stawicki, Thomas R Wojda, John D Nuschke, Ronnie N Mubang, James Cipolla, William S Hoff, Brian A Hoey, Peter G Thomas, Joan Sweeney, Daniel Ackerman, Jonathan Hosey, Steven Falowski
INTRODUCTION: Advanced age has been traditionally associated with worse traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes. Although prompt neurosurgical intervention (NSI, craniotomy or craniectomy) may be life-saving in the older trauma patient, it does not guarantee survival and/or return to preinjury functional status. The aim of this study was to determine whether a simple score, based entirely on the initial cranial computed tomography (CCT) is predictive of the need for NSI and key outcome measures (e...
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376662/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-pott-s-puffy-tumor-is-it-time-for-a-paradigm-shift-in-managing-a-250-year-old-problem
#9
Samuel C Leong
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in the management of Pott's puffy tumor (PPT). METHODS: Literature PubMed review using a combination of MeSH terms and keywords was undertaken, combined with a single surgeon case series of 3 patients. RESULTS: A total of 29 (20 males, median age 25 years) cases were reviewed. The most common etiology was acute frontal sinusitis (62%), followed by a history of chronic rhinosinusitis (28%)...
June 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374140/revisiting-the-indirect-signs-of-a-temporal-bone-fracture-air-air-everywhere
#10
Adam C Ulano, Srinivasan Vedantham, Deepak Takhtani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The standard head CT protocol makes detection of a temporal bone fracture difficult. The purposes of our study are to revisit the finding of air in various locations around the temporal bone as an indirect sign of fracture and determine if findings could predict fracture pattern. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched the radiology reports for the keyword "temporal bone fracture." We recorded the presence of air in multiple locations around the temporal bone and pneumocephalus, opacification of the mastoid air cells or the middle ear cavity, and dominant fracture pattern...
April 3, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347678/one-and-a-half-syndrome-following-penetrating-head-injury-case-report
#11
Mathew R Voisin, Sanskriti Sasikumar, Jeremy H Russell, Gelareh Zadeh
The authors report a case of a 22-year-old otherwise healthy female who presented following a head injury during a bar altercation, with no associated loss of consciousness and an unknown mechanism of injury. Examination revealed an isolated 1cm laceration on the right upper eyelid, superior to her medial canthus. She experienced diplopia on right horizontal gaze due to a left internuclear ophthalmoplegia (INO) with an associated left conjugate horizontal gaze palsy, collectively described as a left one-and-a-half syndrome...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345064/pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-multiple-stab-wounds
#12
Yusuf Savran, Volkan Karacam, Basak Bayram, Erdem Yaka, Nuri Karabay
Pneumocephalus is a complication of trauma to the chest and many iatrogenic interventions. It may arise due to systemic air embolism or retrograde cerebral venous air embolism which is an extremely rare complication. We report a 26-years-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department suffering of multiple stab wounds. She was in a state of shock and after first aid and evaluation she was operated successfully. In the early postoperative period generalized tonic clonic convulsions were observed following cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to sudden cardiovascular collapse...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255931/scary-gas-intravascular-intracranial-and-intraspinal-ectopic-gas-part-iii
#13
Claire K Sandstrom, Sherif F Osman, Ken F Linnau
While ectopic gas can be a sign of dangerous disease requiring immediate medical or surgical intervention, it can also be an incidental and benign finding. Intravenous gas and spinal vacuum gas are common and almost always benign. Intravascular gas is most often related to instrumentation and, if intraarticular, can cause end-organ ischemia; however, treatment is usually supportive. Pneumocephalus arises from a communication with paranasal sinuses or mastoids more often than from meningeal infection and can usually be managed nonoperatively...
March 2, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213557/tension-pneumocephalus-induced-by-high-flow-nasal-cannula-ventilation-in-a-neonate
#14
Alicia Iglesias-Deus, Alejandro Pérez-Muñuzuri, Olalla López-Suárez, Pilar Crespo, Maria-Luz Couce
The use of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy as respiratory support for preterm infants has increased rapidly worldwide. The evidence available for the use of HFNC is as an alternative to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and in particular to prevent postextubation failure. We report a case of tension pneumocephalus in a preterm infant as a complication during HFNC ventilation. Significant neurological impairment was detected and support was eventually withdrawn. Few cases of pneumocephalus as a complication of positive airway pressure have been reported in the neonatal period, and they all have been related to CPAP...
March 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210405/titanium-clamps-for-a-simple-low-profile-autologous-osteosynthesis-in-the-reconstruction-of-posttraumatic-craniofacial-convexital-skeletal-disruption
#15
Amos Olufemi Adeleye, Toluyemi Adefolarin Malomo
Attempts at reconstruction of posttraumatic craniofacial defects (PTCDs) can be a challenge in low-resource practice areas of the world where the needed biomaterials are logistically beyond reach. A simple low-profile technique of autologous osteosynthesis for PTCD using the titanium clamps is presented in this report. In addition, a 6-year prospective database on a consecutive cohort of patients who underwent this procedure was analyzed for clinical, functional, and aesthetic outcomes, both in-hospital and at midterm follow-up...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184274/cerebrospinal-fluid-infection-after-lumbar-nerve-root-steroid-injection-a-case-report
#16
Kwan-Sub Kim, Young-Ki Kim, Seong-Su Kim, Sung Min Shim, Hae Jun Cho
A 45-year-old woman was admitted due to severe headache and neck stiffness. She had visited a local clinic for back pain and received a lumbar nerve root steroid injection 10 days before admission. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed psoas abscess, pneumocephalus, and subdural hygroma. She was diagnosed with psoas abscess and meningitis. The abscess and external ventricle were drained, and antibiotics were administered. Unfortunately, the patient died on hospital day 19 due to diffuse leptomeningitis...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158169/pneumocephalus-following-unidentified-dural-puncture-a-case-report-with-an-unusual-neurological-presentation
#17
Helena Dutra Figueiera, Joana Guimaraes, Ana Luisa Sousa, Ana Margarida Regalado
Pneumocephalus is a rare consequence of epidural anesthesia, which may occur following inadvertent or unidentified dural puncture when the loss of resistance to air technique is applied to identify the epidural space. Headache is the most common symptom presented in this condition, usually with sudden onset. This case report describes an unusual presentation of diffuse pneumocephalus after an unidentified dural puncture. The patient (male, 67 years old) was submitted to epidural catheter placement for the treatment of acute exacerbation of ischemic chronic pain using loss of resistance to air technique...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152490/traumatic-tension-pneumocephalus-two-case-reports
#18
Abubaker Al-Aieb, Ruben Peralta, Mohammad Ellabib, Ayman El-Menyar, Hassan Al-Thani
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumocephalus rarely evolves into tension pneumocephalus. It can be devastating if not recognized and treated promptly. CASE PRESENTATION: We presented two cases of post-traumatic tension pneumocephalus. A 30- year old male pedestrian hit by a car presented with right frontal bone fracture extending to right frontal sinuses. He developed pneumocephalus involving all ventricles and subdural space and extending down to foramen magnum with tight basal cistern...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118200/clinical-observation-of-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-novel-double-needle-minimally-invasive-aspiration-technology
#19
Yi Wan, Xifeng Fei, Dongyi Jiang, Hanchun Chen, Lei Shi, Zhimin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical effects, including the prevention of complications, of the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma with double needle aspiration. METHODS: The clinical data of 31 patients with chronic subdural hematoma treated by double YL-1 needle double skull drilling and 31 controls treated by traditional drilling and drainage were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: In the YL-1 needle group, only 1 patient was with hematoma recurrence, 1 patient was with intracranial pneumocephalus, and the remaining patients who were followed up for 3 months achieved a clinical cure...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070116/aspergillus-terreus-brain-abscess-complicated-by-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-patient-with-angiosarcoma
#20
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
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