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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201857/a-rare-complication-of-lumbar-spinal-surgery-pneumocephalus
#1
Uğur Özdemir
A 25-year-old male patient with severe thigh and right side pain was presented. In the lumbar magnetic resonance images, there was a contrasting spinal cord tumor image with 1 cm in diameter at the level of the L3 vertebra. The patient was operated and the tumor was totally removed. All the pain of the patient recovered. The patient's postoperative two days were very comfortable and the patient was early mobilized. On the third postoperative day, the patient complained of severe headache, nausea and vomiting...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201853/proper-management-of-posttraumatic-tension-pneumocephalus
#2
Jinwon Kwon, Hyoung Kyun Rha, Hae Kwan Park, Chung Kee Chough, Won Il Joo, Sung Hoon Cho, Wonmo Gu, Wonjun Moon, Jaesung Han
Pneumocephalus is commonly seen after craniofacial injury. The pathogenesis of pneumocephalus has been debated as to whether it was caused by ball valve effect or combined episodic increased pressure within the nasopharynx on coughing. Discontinuous exchange of air and cerebrospinal fluid due to "inverted bottle" effect is assumed to be the cause of it. Delayed tension pneumocephalus is not common, but it requires an active management in order to prevent serious complication. We represent a clinical case of a 57-year-old male patient who fell down from 3 m height, complicated by tension pneumocephalus on 5 months after trauma...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196064/acute-management-of-tension-pneumocephalus-in-a-pediatric-patient-a-case-report
#3
Lauren M L'Hommedieu, Michael W Dingeldein, Krystal L Tomei, Brendan J Kilbane
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumocephalus is a rare but life-threatening condition in which air gains entry into the cranium and exerts mass effect on the brain, resulting in increased intracranial pressure. It occurs most frequently secondary to head trauma, particularly to the orbits or sinuses. CASE REPORT: A 13-year-old male sustained facial trauma from a motor vehicle collision and was found to have tension pneumocephalus on computer tomography. The patient underwent immediate rapid sequence intubation without preceding positive pressure ventilation in the emergency department...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194262/application-of-yl-1-needle-in-chronic-subdural-hematoma-treatment-for-super-aged-patients
#4
Xifeng Fei, Yi Wan, Zhimin Wang, Hanchun Chen, Dongyi Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The proportion of the super-aged population (at the age of 80 or above) in patients with chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) and the incidence of CSDH of the population have been increasing. Since it is widely accepted that YL-1 needle is effective in CSDH treatment, this paper aimed to probe into the efficacy of YL-1 needle in minimally invasive surgery for super-aged (at the age of 80-90) CSDH patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis on the clinical information of 17 super-aged CSDH patients having received the YL-1 needle puncture treatment provided by the hospital from May 2012 to December 2016 was performed...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175906/traumatic-pneumocephaly-trapped-air-from-where
#5
Azam Basheer, Mohamed Macki, Asim Mahmood
Traumatic pneumocephaly is literally defined as 'air in the head' after trauma. While this phenomenon has been well described in the literature, our case report is unique in describing diffuse pneumocephalus in the subaponeurotic space, subdural space, subarachnoid space, brain and ventricles without a break in the cranial vault: a 26-year-old man fell from a =9 meter scaffolding in a water tower. Following an arduous and delayed extrication, the patient was unresponsive with loss of pulse requiring intubation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and release of tension pneumothorax with bilateral thoracostomy tubes...
November 25, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174239/the-efficiency-and-safety-of-the-autologous-fat-graft-in-reconstruction-of-skull-base-defects-after-resection-of-skull-base-meningiomas
#6
Hussam Metwali, Venelin Gerganov, Breno Nery, Ahmed Aly, Rodrigo Avila-Cervantes, Madjid Samii
INTRODUCTION: reconstruction of skull base after resection of skull base meningioma is of paramount importance. We are presenting a safe and effective method of skull base reconstruction METHODS: a retrospective analysis of patients operated for skull base meningioma from 2007 to 2014. We analyzed the surgical technique, efficiency and safety as well as the graft-related complications. RESULTS: Autologous free fat graft had been used in 55 patients. Thirty nine patients had posterior fossa meningioma related to the petrous bone, and sixteen patients had anterior fossa meningiomas related to the paranasal sinuses...
November 23, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134167/postoperative-imaging-findings-associated-with-transpalpebral-craniotomy-approach-to-anterior-cranial-fossa
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Dennis Monks, Allison Weyer, Peter Thurlow, Khaled Aziz, Erik Happ, Michael Goldberg
Background and Purpose  The transpalpebral "eyelid" approach is a novel alternative to the traditional ciliary or supraciliary incision for supraorbital frontal craniotomy and access to the anterior cranial fossa. Though a prior publication from our institution has described the surgical approach in detail along with cosmetic and clinical outcomes, postoperative imaging findings have not yet been described. As this surgical technique becomes more widely practiced, it is essential for neuroradiologists, oculoplastic surgeons, and skull base neurosurgeons to be familiar with the expected postoperative imaging findings, especially those that prompt subsequent intervention...
December 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123840/a-system-of-delivering-medical-staff-members-by-helicopter-to-manage-severely-wounded-patients-in-an-area-where-medical-resources-are-limited
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Kohei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Yasumasa Oode, Mutsumi Sakurada, Atsuhiko Mogami, Youichi Yanagawa
Aim: We review the case of a severely injured patient to evaluate the system of delivering medical staff by helicopter in areas with limited medical resources. Methods: The patient's chart was reviewed, summarized, and presented. Results: A 22-year-old woman attempted a suicidal fall after using a knife to stab herself. She was transported to a local hospital. A radiological study revealed fractures to the patient's face and the base of her skull, pneumocephalus, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, stab wounds to the neck and chest, pneumothorax, unstable pelvic fracture, and right femoral shaft fracture...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121383/a-novel-etiology-for-pneumolabyrinth-after-temporal-bone-fracture-without-otic-capsule-involvement
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Thomas J Muelleman, Vidur Bhalla, Hinrich Staecker
Pneumolabyrinth has been considered an indicator of otic capsule involvement in temporal bone fractures. We present a novel theory for the etiology of pneumolabyrinth in a trauma patient without an otic capsule fracture: passage of intrathecal air into the labyrinth. Our patient experienced transient bilateral pneumolabyrinth after head trauma due to a motor vehicle collision. The patient was noted to have extensive pneumocephalus and a unilateral temporal bone fracture that spared the otic capsule. Initial computed tomography (CT) scans demonstrated air in the cochlea and both internal auditory canals...
October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114309/pneumocephalus-following-dorsal-laminectomy-an-unusual-complication
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Brajesh Kumar, Chirantan Banerjee, Samarendra Nath Ghosh
A 16-year-old male presented at Bangur Institute of Neurosciences Neurosurgery Outpatient Department with history of gradually progressive paraparesis for 5 months associated with stiffness, urinary hesitancy, and urge incontinence for last 2 months. Magnetic resonance imaging spine was done which showed cystic intradural extramedullary space occupying lesion at D4/D5 to D9. Patient had 2 episodes of generalized tonic-clonic seizure on the day 4. Computed tomography scan showed pneumocephalus. Histopathological examination report was that of nonspecific inflammatory cyst...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114285/pneumocephalus-presenting-as-sudden-thunderclap-headache
#11
Vivek S Guleria, Ajay Sharma, Chetan Sharda, Virendra Kumar
Pneumocephalus is a rare condition characterized by the presence of gas within the cranial cavity. This gas arises either from a trauma, tumor, surgical procedure, or occasionally from infection. Pneumocephalus secondary to chronic otitis media is an extremely rare phenomenon. We describe here a 70-year-old male, a known case of chronic suppurative otitis media who presented with sudden onset severe thunderclap headache and was eventually diagnosed as pneumocephalus.
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114271/organized-chronic-subdural-hematomas-treated-by-large-craniotomy-with-extended-membranectomy-as-the-initial-treatment
#12
Mustafa Balevi
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the efficacy and incidence of complications of craniotomy and membranectomy in elderly patients for the treatment of organized chronic subdural hematoma (OCSH). Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed a series of 28 consecutive patients suffering from OCSH, diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computer tomography (CT) to establish the degree of organization and determine the intrahematomal architecture including inner membrane ossification...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039154/severe-headache-following-ozone-therapy-pneumocephalus
#13
Hüseyin Toman, Uğur Özdemir, Hasan Ali Kiraz, Nurettin Lüleci
Pneumocephalus is defined as air in the cranial cavity. Pneumocephalus can result from inadvertent dural puncture during lumbar epidural anesthesia or epidural steroid injection. Presently described is case of 41-year-old woman who had undergone lumbar disc hernia operation but due to ongoing complaints, was diagnosed as having failed back surgery syndrome. Percutaneous epidural neuroplasty was performed. In the operating room, under sterile conditions and under sedoanalgesia, Racz catheter was inserted in caudal area and guided to epidural area with scope...
July 2017: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022042/erratum-to-delayed-post-operative-tension-pneumocephalus-and-pneumorrhachis
#14
D C Kieser, D T Cawley, C Tavolaro, T Cloche, C Roscop, L Boissiere, I Obeid, V Pointillart, J M Vital, O Gille
Unfortunately, two author names were missed out in author group of the original publication.
October 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987313/pneumocephalus-and-sixth-nerve-palsy-after-epidural-steroid-injection-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Wendy F Li, Kyle Kovacs, Adeniyi A Fisayo
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus has been described as an unintended outcome after epidural injections. However, oculomotor palsy from pneumocephalus after epidural injection is very rare. CASE REPORT: We report a case of pneumocephalus-induced sixth nerve palsies and diplopia in an 87-year-old woman after epidural steroid injection. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Pneumocephalus-induced oculomotor palsy is a rare complication after epidural injection, a commonly performed medical procedure...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974412/image-extensive-pneumocephalus
#16
Hua Liu, Wenming Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973421/brain-shift-and-pneumocephalus-assessment-during-frame-based-deep-brain-stimulation-implantation-with-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Caio M Matias, Leonardo A Frizon, Fadi Asfahan, Juan D Uribe, Andre G Machado
BACKGROUND: Brain shift and pneumocephalus are major concerns regarding deep brain stimulation (DBS). OBJECTIVE: To report the extent of brain shift in deep structures and pneumocephalus in intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Twenty patients underwent bilateral DBS implantation in an MRI suite. Volume of pneumocephalus, duration of procedure, and 6 anatomic landmarks (anterior commissure, posterior commissure, right fornix [RF], left fornix [LF], right putaminal point, and left putaminal point) were measured...
August 2, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965805/-tension-pneumocephalus-secondary-to-non-invasive-mechanical-ventilation-in-a-patient-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Antonio Andreu-Ruiz, Tomas Ros-Argente Del Castillo, José Moya-Sánchez, Ana Azahara Garcia-Ortega
The presence of air inside intracranial cavity is a rare entity known as pneumocephalus and in most cases doesńt present any clinical repercussion except in case of elevated intracranial pressure that can lead to a decreasing level of consciousness, coma and even death. We present a rare case of a young male, without medical precedents of interest, hospitalized in an intensive care unit for vigilance after a traffic accident with asymptomatic crane encephalic trauma and cranial computerized tomography without meaningful findings...
September 28, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944942/paramedian-forehead-flap-for-repair-of-refractory-high-flow-anterior-skull-base-csf-leak
#19
Jeremy Ciporen, Brandon Lucke-Wold, Haley Gillham, David Cua, Jason Kim, Paul Akins
AIM: The paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) has been well described for nasal reconstruction. However, it has never been reported for use in the repair of high flow anterior skull base cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient is a 55 yo African American male cocaine abuser who initially presented with a high flow anterior skull base CSF leak, extensive pneumocephalus, and intra-cerebral and intra-ventricular abscesses with an oro-nasal-cerebral fistula...
July 11, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941874/pneumocephalus-and-seizures-following-epidural-steroid-injection
#20
Joseph Sorber, David Levy, Adam Schwartz
We describe a patient with pneumocephalus following an epidural steroid injection (ESI) who presented with altered mental status, headache, focal neurologic findings and seizures. Pneumocephalus has rarely been described following ESI. A 34-year-old female presented with an altered level of consciousness worsening over approximately 18h following an ESI for lumbar back pain. She had associated headache, right-sided facial twitching and right upper extremity weakness. A brain CT scan revealed pneumocephalus in the right lateral ventricle and quadrigeminal plate cistern...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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