Central hyperventilation syndrome due to massive pneumocephalus after endoscopic third ventriculostomy -a case report-

Euiseok Park, Heezoo Kim, Byung Gun Lim, Dong Kyu Lee, Dongik Chung

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Abstract

Pneumocephalus is common after brain surgeries, but usually is not substantial enough to cause serious complications. We recently encountered a case of post-operative tachypnea after an endoscopic 3rd ventriculostomy. At first, we thought that the hyperventilation was the result of residual paralysis after emergence from anesthesia, but during further evaluation we found a massive pneumocephalus. In such unusual post-operative situations, physicians should consider surgery-related complications as the possible cause as well, along with the anesthetic factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Pneumocephalus
  • Postoperative care
  • Tachypnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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