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ISSN: 2637-6628

Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders

Case Report(ISSN: 2637-6628)

Symptomatic Compressive Pneumocephalus: Rare Complication of Posterior Spine Surgery Volume 4 - Issue 2

Youssef Joulali*, Faycal Lakhdar, Mohamed Benzagmout, Khalid Chakour and Mohamed el Faiz Chaoui

  • Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Hassan II Fez, Morocco

Received: June 23, 2020;   Published: June 29, 2020

Corresponding author: Youssef Joulali, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Hassan II Fez, Morocco

DOI: 10.32474/OJNBD.2020.04.000182

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Abstract

Pneumocephalus is the presence of air intracranially, this pathology is mostly seen in traumatic injury, however it remained exceptional in posterior spine surgery. In this study, we report a clinical case of a 66 years old woman who was operated for lumber spinal stenosis with spondylolisthesis presented a drowsiness, CT scan showed a compressive pneumocephalus (mount fuji sign) and pneumorrachis. A conservative treatment has been set up. The evolution was marked by improving its state of consciousness, the patient was discharged on day 10 post operatively with a brain CT that showed regression of PC.

Keywords: Pneumocephalus; Spine; Surgery; Posterior; CT Scan

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