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Severe tension pneumocephalus complicating frontal sinus osteoma.
Can J Neurol Sci. 1998 Feb; 25(1):79-81.CJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Tension pneumocephalus, the accumulation of intracranial gas under pressure, is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which can complicate craniofacial surgery, trauma, or cranial tumor. It presents as an acute or subacute expanding mass lesion.

CASE REPORT

We present a case of a 40-year-old male who developed tension pneumocephalus as a consequence of a previously detected but untreated frontal sinus osteoma. Despite prompt decompression and repair of the fistulous connection between the sinus and the intracranial compartment, the patient suffered permanent frontal lobe damage with significant neurocognitive sequelae and seizures.

CONCLUSIONS

This case illustrates that tension pneumocephalus can be a dangerous entity with potential for early mortality and long-term morbidity. We recommend, therefore, early treatment and close follow up of destructive lesions involving the posterior frontal sinus wall.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9532287

Citation

Marras, L C., et al. "Severe Tension Pneumocephalus Complicating Frontal Sinus Osteoma." The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. Le Journal Canadien Des Sciences Neurologiques, vol. 25, no. 1, 1998, pp. 79-81.
Marras LC, Kalaparambath TP, Black SE, et al. Severe tension pneumocephalus complicating frontal sinus osteoma. Can J Neurol Sci. 1998;25(1):79-81.
Marras, L. C., Kalaparambath, T. P., Black, S. E., & Rowed, D. W. (1998). Severe tension pneumocephalus complicating frontal sinus osteoma. The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. Le Journal Canadien Des Sciences Neurologiques, 25(1), 79-81.
Marras LC, et al. Severe Tension Pneumocephalus Complicating Frontal Sinus Osteoma. Can J Neurol Sci. 1998;25(1):79-81. PubMed PMID: 9532287.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Severe tension pneumocephalus complicating frontal sinus osteoma. AU - Marras,L C, AU - Kalaparambath,T P, AU - Black,S E, AU - Rowed,D W, PY - 1998/4/9/pubmed PY - 1998/4/9/medline PY - 1998/4/9/entrez SP - 79 EP - 81 JF - The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le journal canadien des sciences neurologiques JO - Can J Neurol Sci VL - 25 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Tension pneumocephalus, the accumulation of intracranial gas under pressure, is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition which can complicate craniofacial surgery, trauma, or cranial tumor. It presents as an acute or subacute expanding mass lesion. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 40-year-old male who developed tension pneumocephalus as a consequence of a previously detected but untreated frontal sinus osteoma. Despite prompt decompression and repair of the fistulous connection between the sinus and the intracranial compartment, the patient suffered permanent frontal lobe damage with significant neurocognitive sequelae and seizures. CONCLUSIONS: This case illustrates that tension pneumocephalus can be a dangerous entity with potential for early mortality and long-term morbidity. We recommend, therefore, early treatment and close follow up of destructive lesions involving the posterior frontal sinus wall. SN - 0317-1671 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9532287/Severe_tension_pneumocephalus_complicating_frontal_sinus_osteoma_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -