• Users Online: 1068
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-193

Penetrating injury to the maxilla and skull base resulting in the mount fuji sign of tension pneumocephalus and ipsilateral vision loss


1 Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India
2 Department of Radiology, Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Anjaneya Institute of Dental Sciences, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
4 Department of Neurosurgery, Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, Malabar Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Reddy Ravikanth
Department of Radiology, Holy Family Hospital, Thodupuzha . 685 605, Kerala,
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_106_18

Rights and Permissions

Pneumocephalus is defined as the presence of intracranial air seen most commonly secondary to a traumatic head injury. Tension pneumocephalus is often termed in radiology as the Mount Fuji sign due to a perceived similarity with the iconic mountain peak in Japan. We present the case of a 62-year-old gentleman who presented to the emergency department following a penetrating injury to the right maxilla and skull base which resulted in acute-onset ipsilateral vision loss due to direct traumatic injury to the optic nerve by the fractured bone fragments encountered in the optic canal.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed203    
    Printed27    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded34    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal