J Craniofac Surg 2021 Jan 14. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
Department of Neurosurgery, Neurocenter and Regenerative Neuroscience Cluster, Inseslspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.
Abstract: The radiological depiction of posttraumatic pneumocephalus is due to trapped air in most cases. Although rarely reported, it can also be the result of a gas-forming organism, requiring immediate treatment due to high mortality. Here, we report on an elderly patient with radiological appearance of posttraumatic intracranial pneumocephalus after a wound was closed without recognition of a retained tree branch. Read More