Tension pneumocephalus - Mount Fuji sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Head trauma and base skull fracture

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

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
Published: 2nd Dec 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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