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SAJEM. 2019; 2(1): 43-44

Traumatic tension pneumocephalus mimic

Aniqa Bano, Maqsood Ahmad, Rizwan Nazir.

Pneumocephalus is a common presentation after road traffic accident but sometimes the extent of air is widespread causing compression
of the brain which results in a neurosurgical emergency. We present a case of an elderly male who developed tension pneumocephalus
secondary to road traffic accident and was advised surgical intervention by the neurosurgery team to relieve his symptoms.

Key words: Tension pneumocephalus, sub-dural, subarachnoid

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