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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 352-353

Tension pneumocephalus: Mount Fuji sign


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neuroradiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

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Santosh Phajir Vishwanath Rai
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.171948

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A 13-year-old male was operated for a space occupying lesion in the brain. A noncontrast computed tomography scan done in the late postoperative period showed massive subdural air collection causing compression of bilateral frontal lobes with widening of interhemispheric fissure and the frontal lobes acquiring a peak like configuration - causing tension pneumocephalus-"Mount Fuji sign." Tension pneumocephalus occurs when air enters the extradural or intradural spaces in sufficient volume to exert a mass or pressure effect on the brain, leading to brain herniation. Tension pneumocephalus is a surgical emergency, which needs immediate intervention in the form of decompression of the cranial cavity by a burr hole or needle aspiration. The Mount Fuji sign differentiates tension pneumocephalus from pneumocephalus.


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