Enlargement of postoperative aqueductal air due to elevated body temperature case report

BİLGİNER B., Ziyal I. M., Celik O., Ayhan S., AKALAN N.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.17, no.1, pp.37-39, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-39
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Pneumocephalus has been reported after posterior fossa surgery especially with procedures performed in the sitting position. The gravitational effect is the decisive factor in the development of pneumocephalus. The entrapped air in the aqueduct may enlarge due to several factors such as elevated body temperature and may cause to deterioration in neurological status.