Clinical significance of acute traumatic intracranial pneumocephalus

Keskil S., Baykaner K., Ceviker N., Isik S., Cengel M., Orbay T.

NEUROSURGICAL REVIEW, vol.21, no.1, pp.10-13, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01111479
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-13
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Among 1142 patients with head injuries hospitalized in the Neurosurgery Department of Gazi University Medical School during the period between 1979 and 1992. 583 had initial CT scans. A retrospective analysis of these initial CT images revealed intracranial air on admission in only 21 cases. These were classified as acute traumatic intracranial pneumocephalus: a potentially serious complication of head injury.