Surgical Correction of an Extensive Skull Base Defect as a Result of Pneumocele.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pneumocele is a condition involving the pathologic expansion of paranasal sinuses with corresponding bony erosion of the skull base. Extensive pneumocele can lead to pneumocephalus, especially in patients with long-term cerebrospinal fluid shunts. Here, the authors present a case of pneumocele in an adult with a history of congenital hydrocephalus managed with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The patient underwent reconstruction of a posterior table defect with a pericranial flap followed by frontal sinus obliteration with abdominal fat.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ramprasad, VH; Woodard, CR; Jang, DW

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 165

PubMed ID

  • 26674910

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3732

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002315


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States