Rare Case of Tension Pneumocephalus in Thoracic Trauma

Oana M Stroie, Kyle V Keinath, Christopher M Knaus
2021 Cureus  
Tension pneumocephalus is the presence of air within the cranial vault compressing the ventricles and the brain parenchyma. High altitudes can exacerbate this problem, especially when a dural defect exists and air is forced into the cranial cavity with no way to escape. This case demonstrates a rare presentation of thoracic trauma causing tension pneumocephalus due to emergent air evacuation.
doi:10.7759/cureus.16136 fatcat:oge35qh4p5hhriivs7hpec3z6y