Sunken Brain Syndrome

  title={Sunken Brain Syndrome},
  author={mdash Case Reportmdash and Nobuhiko Aoki},
An elderly male became semicomatose, with aggravation of right hemiparesis, due to massive air col lection in the subdural space immediately after craniotomy for wrapping of an aneurysm. A sub dural tap disclosed very low pressure within the cranial cavity. The neurological manifestations were not caused by tension pneumocephalus, but were presumed to be secondary to downward deviation of the brain parenchyma. Rapid resolution of the neurological signs was achieved by replacement of the air… CONTINUE READING