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A case of Pneumocephalus May 16, 2008

Posted by tomography in pneumocephalus, Radiology, Rare Cases.

Here is another interesting case that appeared in the Images in Clinical Medicine section of the New England Journal of Medicine a short while ago.

A healthy 54-year-old woman presented with progressive abnormal acoustic sensations, aphasia, and visual-field disturbances. She reported no head trauma or recent infection, such as otitis media. An initial cranial radiograph revealed air in the left temporal region without evidence of a fracture (Panel A, arrow). A computed tomographic scan of the head showed a large amount of air in the left temporal lobe; the involved area was approximately 4 cm by 3 cm by 5 cm (Panel B, arrow).

Figure 1

Source/Further reading:

– Andras

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