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What types of patients are at risk for pneumocephalus, is this worse when you fly?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Trauma

Pneumocephalus is air within the cranial cavity and would be seen after a traumatic head injury and skull fracture.
Rarely after a neurosurgical procedure. It is not strongly associated with flying.

In brief: Trauma

Pneumocephalus is air within the cranial cavity and would be seen after a traumatic head injury and skull fracture.
Rarely after a neurosurgical procedure. It is not strongly associated with flying.
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