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VOLUME 7, ISSUE 1
January-March 2018
 
Abstract

Brain Herniation from Tegmen Tymphani Defect Secondary to Middle Ear Polyp Surgery

Mehul Modi1, Jaymin2, Anand Chaudhari3

1Associate professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Government medical college, Surat, Gujarat, India
2,3Professor and head of department, Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Government medical college, Surat, Gujarat, India.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Causes of brain herniation through tegmen tymphani defect are congenital, trauma, chronic infections, tumor, idiopathic and very rarely iatrogenic. Brain herniation through tegmen tymphani defect following middle ear and mastoid surgery was a well known complication in the beginning of twentieth century. With the advancement of antibiotics, operative microscope and drills, brain herniation through tegmen defect is now a rare phenomenon1. We hereby report a rare case of brain herniation through tegmen tymphani defect following a middle ear polyp surgery.

Keywords: brain herniation, tegmen tymphani


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