Air in the episcleral space after posterior fossa surgery

Case illustration

Restricted access

Article Information

Address correspondence to: Burçak Bilginer, M.D., Birlik Mah. 19. Sokak, 30/10 Cankaya, Ankara, Turkey. email: burcak@tr.net.

© AANS, except where prohibited by US copyright law.

Figures

  • View in gallery

    Sagittal T1-weighted MR image demonstrating a large mass occupying the floor of the fourth ventricle.

  • View in gallery

    Postoperative CT scans demonstrating air in the episcleral space around the patient's left eye on the 1st postoperative day (left) and absorption of the air with little residue on postoperative Day 7 (right).

  • View in gallery

    A diagram demonstrating the pathway air could follow (arrows) around the optic nerve and into the episcleral space. Ch = choroidea; EP = episclera; ON = optic nerve; R = retina; SAS = subarachnoid space; Sc = sclera.

References

  • 1

    McComb JGDavson HHyman SWeiss MH: Cerebrospinal fluid drainage as influenced by ventricular pressure in the rabbit. J Neurosurg 56:7907971982

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 2

    Schurr PHMcLaurin RLIngraham FD: Experimental studies on the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid and methods of producing communicating hydrocephalus in the dog. J Neurosurg 10:5155251953

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 3

    Schwalbe G: Der Arachnoidalraum ein Lymphraum und sein Zusammenhang mit den Perichoriodalraum. Zentralbl Med Wissenschaften 7:4654671869

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

TrendMD

Metrics

Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 74 74 7
Full Text Views 56 48 0
PDF Downloads 48 39 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0

PubMed

Google Scholar