SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.22 issue6 author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Neurocirugía

Print version ISSN 1130-1473

Abstract

CASTRO-CASTRO, J.; TORRE-EIRIZ, J.A.; PINZON-MILLAN, A.  and  PASTOR-ZAPATA, A.. Cabergoline-induced tension pneumocephalus in a patient with giant invasive prolactinoma: Case report. Neurocirugía [online]. 2011, vol.22, n.6, pp.558-561. ISSN 1130-1473.

Treatment of patients with prolactinomas consists primarily of dopamine agonists (DA). When these drugs reduce the size of invasive prolactinomas, the intra-and extra-cranial spaces may be communicated. Pneumocephalus and cerebrospinal fluid leakage have been reported. A 56 year old male was admitted to the emergency unit with an intracranial hypertension syndrome. He had been treated for 2 weeks with cabergoline after an invasive prolactinoma was discovered. Brain CT showed frontal interhemispheric pneumocephalus on the previous tumor. cavity, and bony defect on the sellar floor. Evacuation of pneumocephalus, reparation of cranial and meningeal defects and subtotal tumor removal were performed. The literature is reviewed looking for possible pathophysiological mechanism, prevention and treatment.

Keywords : Cabergoline; Cerebrospinal fluid leak; Pneumocephalus; Prolactinoma.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License