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Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Massive Pneumocephalus And Meiningitis Following Spine Instrumentation



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Pneumocephalus with meningitis usually occurs as a complication of head injury or surgery. It is uncommon after procedures or traumatic injuries to spine. We report an adolescent presenting with features of Pott's spine who developed pneumocephalus and meningitis following spine instrumentation (stabilization of thoracic spine). Early recognition and prompt treatment with parenteral antibiotics resulted in a favorable outcome.


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