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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2005;37(1): 59-62.
Two Cases of Delayed Tension Pneumocephalus.
Won Jin Hong, Chan Jong Yoo, Cheol Wan Park, Sang Gu Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Gachon Medical School, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. nschan@ghil.com
ABSTRACT
We describe two cases of tension pneumocephalus, one caused by ventriculoperitoneal shunt for communicating hydrocephalus, and the other caused by craniocerebral trauma. In the first case report, we examined the relationship between cerebrospinal fluid leakage and delayed onset tension pneumocephalus. The second case report, we addressed issues such as the diagnosis, management, and pathogenesis, as well as computerized tomography(CT) findings.
Key Words: Tension pneumocephalus; Ventriculoperitoneal shunt; Craniocerebral trauma
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