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Traumatic tension pneumocephalus: A series of 4 cases managed in Zaria

Abdullahi O Jimoh, Mesi Matthew, Danjuma Sale, Dung A Guga


Tension pneumocephalus is the accumulation of air in the intracranial cavity with attendant neurological changes. Though a neurosurgical emergency, it could present in a delayed form requiring a high index of suspicion. We report a series of four cases; two of which were managed operatively and two non-operatively with good outcome.

Keywords: Aerocele, imaging, otorrhoea, outcome, rhinorrhoea, trauma

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