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Tension pneumocephalus: case report and review

Published:August 16, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2022.07.009

      Abstract

      Tension pneumocephalus is a rare complication of frontal sinus fracture or neurosurgical intervention resulting from compression of the brain by entrapped air, leading to seizure, altered mental status, brain herniation, and death. This report presents a case of traumatic tension pneumocephalus associated with an anterior and posterior table frontal sinus fracture in a patient with pneumosinus dilatans and osteogenesis imperfecta.

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