Podcast #93: Pneumoencephaly

Run Time: 3 minutes

Author: Dr. Eric Miller

Educational Pearls:

  • Pneumoencephaly, simply, is intracranial air. This appears black on a CT scan as shown in the first image above.
  • Most common causes of pneumencephaly is post-surgical, infectious organism, and trauma.
  • A Mount Fuji sign indicates a tension pneumocephaly and is shown in the middle image above.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/pneumoencephaly/

References:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2117574/

 

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