Craniocervical Pneumatization As­sociated with Neurological Symp­tomatology –  a Case Report

Authors: A. Šprláková-Puková 1;  M. Keřkovský 1;  J. Kocanda 2;  R. Jura 3;  T. Svoboda 4;  R. Pejčoch 5
Authors‘ workplace: Radiologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 1;  Ortopedická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 2;  Neurologická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 3;  Neurochirurgická klinika LF MU a FN Brno 4;  Otorinolaryngologické oddělení, FN Brno 5
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2015; 78/111(6): 700-704
Category: Case Report


Pneumatization of the occipital bone and cervical vertebrae is observed infrequently and its incidental discovery by radiological imaging methods may be confusing. This condition is most commonly attributed to dysfunction of the Eustachian tube and frequent repetition of the Valsalva manoeuvre. In this paper, we describe a rare case of craniocervical pneumatization accompanied by difficulties in swallowing and speaking in a patient after a bicycle accident. Recurrent colds and sinus

Key words:
craniocervical pneumatization – pneumorrhachis – freediving

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manuscript met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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