Tension pneumocephalus after facial surgery

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f536 (Published 30 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f536
  1. Charlotte Foley, foundation year 1 doctor,
  2. Anna Mushi, registrar in acute medicine,
  3. Anand Dixit, consultant stroke physician
  1. 1Acute Stroke Unit, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP, UK
  1. charlotte.foley{at}nuth.nhs.uk

An 83 year old woman presented with a headache 1 h after dacrorhinocystostomy for left dacrocystitis. Post-procedure, she had developed right …

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