Post-traumatic Pneumocephalus                  Orient Journal of Medicine               Vol 24 [1-2] Jan-June, 2012
CASE REPORT

Post-traumatic pneumocephalus: a case report
Abdullahi O JIMOH
Samuel I GANA

Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello University
Teaching Hospital
PMB 06 Shika-Zaria
Kaduna State, Nigeria

Author for Correspondence
Dr. Abdullahi O Jimoh
Division of Neurosurgery
Department of Surgery
Ahmadu Bello University
Teaching Hospital
PMB 06 Shika-Zaria
Kaduna State, Nigeria

Email: sirjimoh2002@yahoo.com
Received: November 11th, 2011; Accepted for Publication:
April 11th, 2012
ABSTRACT

Pneumocephalus is an uncommon neurosurgical pathology that usually follows cranio-facial trauma usually resulting from cranial surgery and trauma to the adjourning paranasal sinuses. Other causes are tumours of the skull base and also, rarely it could arise spontaneously.
A 39-year old male who sustained head injury from road traffic accident was managed in our center with clinical and radiological evidence of pneumocephalus. The patient was managed operatively with a very good outcome.

Keywords: Cerebrospinal fluid leak, cranio-facial, imaging
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