volume 27, issue 1, P111-113 2012
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2012.703349
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Craig Johnstone, Gnanamurthy Sivakumar, Ali Hall, Gabriella Watson, David Lawson

Abstract: We present a case report of a 61-year-old gentleman who had a cardiac arrest and was delivered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by a bystander. After resuscitation, he regained cardiac output and was breathing spontaneously. CT scan of the head showed spontaneous right frontal extradural aerocele with fracture of the posterior wall of the frontal sinus with no sign of head injury. We discuss the pathophysiology of this unrecognised complication due to CPR.