Surgical Correction of an Extensive Skull Base Defect as a Result of Pneumocele.
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.
Ramprasad, VH; Woodard, CR; Jang, DW
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