Pneumocephalus at the cerebellopontine angle secondary to chronic otitis media.

Abstract

Intracranial air is usually asymptomatic but carries a potential risk of increased intracranial pressure or meningitis which require immediate therapy. Although pneumocephalus is quite common following trauma, especially with a fracture involving paranasal sinuses it is a rare manifestation of chronic otitis media. In this report, a case with a tension pneumocephalus at the cerebellopontine angle following a chronic mastoid infection is presented and the possible mechanism, diagnostic measures and the surgical management is discussed.

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@article{ekerci1990PneumocephalusAT, title={Pneumocephalus at the cerebellopontine angle secondary to chronic otitis media.}, author={Zeki Şekerci and Nejat Akalan and Caner Kiliç and Mehtap Demirkazik}, journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery}, year={1990}, volume={92 2}, pages={155-7} }