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

    Keywords

    • Pneumocephalus
    • Postoperative care
    • Tachypnea

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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