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Pneumocephalus following dorsal laminectomy: An unusual complication

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences and IPGME&R, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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A 16-year-old male presented at Bangur Institute of Neurosciences Neurosurgery Outpatient Department with history of gradually progressive paraparesis for 5 months associated with stiffness, urinary hesitancy, and urge incontinence for last 2 months. Magnetic resonance imaging spine was done which showed cystic intradural extramedullary space occupying lesion at D4/D5 to D9. Patient had 2 episodes of generalized tonic–clonic seizure on the day 4. Computed tomography scan showed pneumocephalus. Histopathological examination report was that of nonspecific inflammatory cyst.

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