J Rhinol > Volume 25(1); 2018
Journal of Rhinology 2018;25(1):38-42.
Published online May 31, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2018.25.1.38   
A Case of Frontoethmoidal Mucopyocele Combined with Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak and Complicated Tension Pneumocephalus after Marsupialization
Seok Hyun Kim, Jaehoon Jung, Sue Jean Mun, Hwan Jung Roh
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. rohhj@pusan.ac.kr
뇌척수액루가 동반된 전두사골 점액농류 조대술 후 발생한 긴장성 기뇌증 1례
김석현, 정재훈, 문수진, 노환중
양산부산대학교병원 이비인후과
Abstract
After the trauma of frontoethmoidal sinus, post-traumatic mucocele may occur. Surgical removal of the lesions rarely produces cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage and even delayed tension pneumocephalus. We experienced a case of fronto-ethmoid mucocele complicated with peri-operative CSF leakage and post-operative tension pneumocephalus which was improved by conservative treatment. It is imperative to take into account the potential for tension pneumocephalus when a patient suffers from severe headache after sinus surgery.
Key Words: Frontal sinus;Ethmoid sinus;Mucocele;Cerebrospinal fluid leak;Pneumocephalus


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