Tension pneumocephalus after neurosurgery in the supine position

Br J Anaesth. 2000 Jan;84(1):115-7. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.bja.a013368.


Tension pneumocephalus has been reported most frequently after posterior fossa surgery performed in the sitting position. We present a paediatric patient who developed tension pneumocephalus in the postoperative period after decompression of a craniopharyngioma performed with the patient in the supine position.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Craniopharyngioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Pneumocephalus / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Supine Position