Title:
Tension pneumocephalus: a life-threatening complication of septoplasty and septorhinoplasty
Authors:
M. Naraghi , M. Ghazizadeh 3
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Rhinology Research Society (RRS), Tehran, Iran; Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Nasal surgery; skull base; tension pneumocephalus
Pages:
203 - 205
Abstract:
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.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 3rd trimester


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