Emergency management of an acute tension pneumocephalus following ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery for normal pressure hydrocephalus.

@article{Aydoseli2013EmergencyMO,
  title={Emergency management of an acute tension pneumocephalus following ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery for normal pressure hydrocephalus.},
  author={A. Aydoseli and M. Akçakaya and Y. Aras and Osman Boyalı and O. F. Unal},
  journal={Turkish neurosurgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          564-7
        }
}
Tension pneumocephalus is a rare and life threatening complication of intracranial surgical procedures, and requires immediate recognition and surgical intervention. Tension pneumocephalus following ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery is extremely rare and commonly seen as a delayed complication. To our knowledge, early postoperative tension pneumocephalus after shunt surgery was reported only in one other publication. We present a case of acute tension pneumocephalus following… Expand

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