Tension pneumocephalus after evacuation of chronic subdural hematoma and subsequent treatment with continuous lumbar subarachnoid infusion and craniostomy drainage

J. L. Caron, C. Worthington, G. Bertrand

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We present a case of tension pneumocephalus after burr hole evacuation of bilateral chronic subdural hematomas. Subsequent treatment was effected with combined twist drill closed system drainage and continuous intrathecal infusion of a physiological solution. The clinical entity, tension pneumocephalus, and the use of continuous subarachnoid infusion and drainage as a method of cerebral reexpansion are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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