Pneumocephalus is seen in conjunction with a variety of conditions, particularly traumatic injury, neurosurgical, and ears, nose, and throat (ENT) procedures. We describe the successful, non-operative management with supplemental oxygen of symptomatic pneumocephalus following polypectomy without further complication. This case adds to other case reports of pneumocephalus but differs in the non-invasive, conservative management with supplemental oxygen obviating the need for more invasive neurosurgical intervention such as decompressive craniectomy, burr holes, or drain placement.
Recommended CitationSzymaszek, Matthew and Toshkezi, Gentian, "Mount Fuji sign following nasal polypectomy: Conservative management of pneumocephalus" (2020). Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 97.
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