Title

Cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea and intraventricular pneumocephalus due to intermittent shunt obstruction

Document Type

Report

Department

Neurosurgery

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.

Publication

Surgical Neurology

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