Tension pneumocephalus - Mount Fuji sign

Case contributed by Dr MohammadTaghi Niknejad

Presentation

Head trauma and base skull fracture

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Bilateral subdural hypoattenuating air collections cause compression and separation of the frontal lobes.

Case Discussion

The Mount Fuji sign on CT scans of the brain is useful in discriminating tension pneumocephalus from nontension pneumocephalus. Tension pneumocephalus can be a neurosurgical emergency, unlike nontension pneumocephalus.1

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Case Information

rID: 20631
Case created: 2nd Dec 2012
Last edited: 20th Mar 2016
Tags: brain, trauma
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