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Vol. 42. Num. 7.
Pages e16-e18 Pages 397-460 (October 2018)
Vol. 42. Num. 7.
Pages e16-e18 Pages 397-460 (October 2018)
Images in Intensive Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.medine.2018.06.002
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Conjunctival air after neurosurgery
Aire conjuntival tras neurocirugía
J.M. Romeu Prieto
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, M.C. García Ortiz, G. Hernández Martínez
Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos, Hospital Virgen de la Salud, Toledo, Spain
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A 71-year-old male subjected to clipping of a left anterior cerebral artery aneurysm, adopting an ipsilateral frontoparietal approach. Upon arrival in the Intensive Care Unit, ocular exploration revealed the presence of a gradually increasing accumulation of air at conjunctival level in the left eye (Fig. 1).


On commenting the case with Neurosurgery, the original cause was seen to be opening of the left frontal sinus, with secondary subconjunctival emphysema. Ophthalmology decided conservative management with artificial tears. The normal conjunctiva was restored after 18 days.

Please cite this article as: Romeu Prieto JM, García Ortiz MC, Hernández Martínez G. Aire conjuntival tras neurocirugía. Med Intensiva. 2018;42:e17.

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