Pneumocephalus and Pneumorrhachis after Spinal Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{Karaveliolu2014PneumocephalusAP,
  title={Pneumocephalus and Pneumorrhachis after Spinal Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature},
  author={Ergun Karavelioğlu and Olcay Eser and Alpay Haktanir},
  booktitle={Neurologia medico-chirurgica},
  year={2014}
}
Trauma is a common cause of pneumocephalus, or air in the cranial cavity, and of pneumorrhachis, or the presence of intraspinal air. After spinal surgery, occurrence of pneumocephalus, especially with pneumorrhachis, is extremely rare. We report the case of a patient who developed pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis after lumbar disc surgery and pedicle screw fixation. There was no cerebrospinal fluid leakage during surgery. On postoperative day 1, the patient complained of headache, nausea, and… CONTINUE READING
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