Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and intraventricular pneumocephalus due to intermittent shunt obstruction

Rashid Jooma, D. Norman Grant

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Abstract

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and intraventricular pneumocephalus occurred in an adolescent with aqueduct stenosis whose ventriculoperitoneal shunt occluded repeatedly due to a faulty on-off control. The possible mechanisms are discussed, the urgency of treatment is stressed, and the risk of pneumocephalus when a shunt is used to treat cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea is pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1983
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aqueduct stenosis
  • Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea
  • Pneumocephalus
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

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