Fitness to fly post craniotomy--a survey of medical advice from long-haul airline carriers.

@article{Seth2009FitnessTF,
  title={Fitness to fly post craniotomy--a survey of medical advice from long-haul airline carriers.},
  author={Rohit Seth and Sinan Mir and Jasmeet Singh Dhir and Chris I. Cheeseman and Jagmohan Singh},
  journal={British journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={184-7}
}
Commercial airline passengers are subject to numerous medical risks while in transit. Seventeen long-haul airline companies were questioned concerning fitness to travel and the case of a patient wishing to travel post craniotomy. Three airline companies gave satisfactory medical information, while the remaining airlines felt it was the decision of the operating surgeon rather than the airline company. A literature review shows that post operative pneumocephalus and the risk of tension… CONTINUE READING