Tension pneumocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Arthur Daire

Presentation

30 year old with history of head injury presented with headache. Initial MRI showed a right subdural collection which was drained.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
MRI

There is bifrontal pneumocephalus causing separation of the cerebral hemisphere, consistent with tension pneumocephaly with a Mount Fuji sign. Bilateral temporal parietal FLAIR hyperintensities were consistent with contusions.

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Case information

rID: 30207
Case created: 25th Jul 2014
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
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