Symptomatic intracranial pneumatocele from mastoid sinus of spontaneous origin. Case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of a large intracranial pneumatocele arising from mastoid air cells is reported. The patient became symptomatic after multiple coughing spells and required craniotomy for repair of the dural hiatus. The possible etiology of such a large spontaneous pneumatocele is discussed in the context of a review of the pertinent literature.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stavas, J; McGeachie, RE; Turner, DA; Nelson, MJ

Published Date

  • November 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 773 - 775

PubMed ID

  • 3668649

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/jns.1987.67.5.0773


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States