Spontaneous pneumatocele and pneumocephalus associated with mastoid hyperpneumatization.

@article{Aorbe2000SpontaneousPA,
  title={Spontaneous pneumatocele and pneumocephalus associated with mastoid hyperpneumatization.},
  author={Enrique A{\~n}orbe and P. A. Aisa and J Saenz de Ormijana},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={158-60}
}
We present a case of spontaneous pneumatocele and pneumocephalus associated with mastoid hyperpneumatization. Collections of air such as these are normally due to injury or surgery, and more rarely, infection or tumor; exceptionally they may be spontaneous. The patient in question complained of a progressively enlarging retroauricular mass which increased in size on Valsalva maneuvers; he had no other symptoms. The etiology, skull X-rays, computed tomography and follow-up after surgery are… CONTINUE READING

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