Pneumocephalus after trauma is not uncommon but rarely develops into tension pneumocephalus. Delayed-onset spontaneous tension pneumocephalus is rare, and delayed-onset isolated intraparenchymal/intracerebral tension pneumocephalus is even more so. We describe a 35-year-old man who presented with urinary incontinence, left eye vision loss, and nasal discharge/cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea 2 months after recovering from bifrontal hemorrhagic contusions following a road traffic accident. Intraparenchymal/intracerebral tension pneumocephalus was diagnosed with computed tomography and the patient was taken for an urgent decompressive surgery along with repair of the skull base defect.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Medicine