Otogenic pneumocephalus management with butyl 2-cyanoacrylate

Doner F., Dogru H., Yariktas M., Kerman M., Kalkan E.

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.30, no.2, pp.187-190, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0385-8146(03)00003-8
  • Journal Name: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-190
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


The existence of air within the skull has been called pneumocephalus. Treatment of pneumocephalus is mostly managed surgically, especially in a tension pneumocaephalus when the pressure has to be alleviated. Dural defect can be treated with the suture technique and tissue adhesives such as butyl 2-cyanoacrylate (B 2-CA). Otogenic pneumocephalus due to dural defect can be managed with B 2-CA tissue adhesive cheap, safely, and effectively without complication. We thought it would be of interest to present a case of pneumocephalus due to traffic accident 12 years ago and managed with B 2-CA. It is concluded that B 2-CA fixation can be alternative for dural defect closure with suturing or other tissue adhesives. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.