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Case 13308

Post traumatic unilateral tension pneumocephalus

Author(s)
Dr. Chitrangada Singh1, Dr. Jyotsna Shinde, Dr. Pratik Patil, Dr. Vishal Pagar, Dr. Madan Manmohan

(1) Dr. D Y Patil Hospital and Research Centre;
Sector 7 Nerul east Navi Mumbai
400706 Navi Mumbai, India;
Email:chitrangada.singh@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 24 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Scout image - CT

    Scout CT image of the skull shows diffuse hypoattenuation over the right side of the skull- depicting the region of pneumocephalus

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Dilation; Special Focus: Pathology;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    NECT

    Axial image of the skull shows a large pocket of air along the right frontal region causing compression of the right frontal lobe.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Obstruction / Occlusion;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    NECT

    Coronal image of the skull shows half and half density - half density of air and other half showing brain parenchyma.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    NECT

    Sagittal image of the brain shows the extent of compression of the right frontal lobe due to a large pocket of air. Few foci of air can also be seen along the falx.

     
    Area of Interest: Head and neck; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Trauma;
     
     
Scout CT image of the skull shows diffuse hypoattenuation over the right side of the skull- depicting the region of pneumocephalus
 
Axial image of the skull shows a large pocket of air along the right frontal region causing compression of the right frontal lobe.
 
Coronal image of the skull shows half and half density - half density of air and other half showing brain parenchyma.
 
Sagittal image of the brain shows the extent of compression of the right frontal lobe due to a large pocket of air. Few foci of air can also be seen along the falx.
 
 
 
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