Major pneumocephalus after lung resection

Elif Cingi, Osa Emohare, Richard Prielipp

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We present the case of a 62-year-old woman with an advanced metastatic lung tumor that required palliative debulking. Perioperative placement of a surgical clip in the dura of the thoracic spinal cord caused a dural breach, which ultimately caused a pneumocephalus. An awareness of this association is important, especially in patients undergoing thoracic resections. We also describe our approach to the management of this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-70
Number of pages3
JournalA & A case reports
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2015


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