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Tension pneumocephalus: a life-threatening complication of septoplasty and septorhinoplasty

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Rhinology Research Society (RRS), Tehran, Iran

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

B-ENT 2012; 8: 203-205
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Tension pneumocephalus: a life-threatening complication of septoplasty and septorhinoplasty. Problems/ Objectives: Septoplasty and septorhinoplasty are two important surgical operations in otorhinolaryngology. Tension pneumocephalus is a rare, but potentially fatal, intracranial complication of these operations.

Methodology: We present two cases of tension pneumocephalus following nasal surgery. Both patients had tension pneumocephalus, meningitis, and defects in the skull base.

Results: One patient underwent endoscopic repair of the defect, while the second case expired despite medical and neurosurgical management.

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