Title: Tension pneumocephalus in association with ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Authors: Goffin, Jan ×
Plets, Christiaan #
Issue Date: Sep-1985
Series Title: Acta neurochirurgica vol:76 issue:3-4 pages:121-4
Abstract: The authors report a case of tension pneumocephalus in association with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for obstructive hydrocephalus, due to the presence of a pineal tumour. In this unique form of tension pneumocephalus, air from the middle ear must have penetrated into the brain parenchyma and later on into the ventricular system through pre-existing congenital defects in the bony tegmen tympani and the covering dura mater. The possible pathogenetic mechanisms of this kind of tension pneumocephalus are discussed.
ISSN: 0001-6268
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurosurgery and Neuroanatomy
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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