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Question: Intracranial Air


 Headcase13 - Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:14 pm

Is about 17 cubic centemeters of intracranial air in front of the left frontal lobe something to worry about? From CT scan shows up above the front sinuses from the middle about 4.5 cm across the left frontal lobe and 2.5 cm high and 1.5 cm deep. The thickness of the skull in front of the cavity of air is also approximately 1/5th that of the skull immediately around th cavity. There my also be direct link into sinus cavity, but hard to tell for sure. I have an appointment to reiew but wouldn't mind having more than one opinion. No injury related to scan, was taken for consistant apparently non allergy related(allegra and nasal spray tried with no success) sinus congestion. Front edge of left frontal lobe appears asymetrical when compared to right frontal lobe.
 John Kenyon, CNA - Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:36 pm

User avatar Hello -

While the problem isn't exactly one that deserves no concern, it is often caused by something which, while requiring attention and/or treatment, may be not-terribly-serious in and of itself. It didn't get there, however, by itself. Something caused it. If there was no trauma then there are a number of possible underlying causes, most of which require at least some medical attention or intervention, but are quite manageable in most cases. So while this might warrant some concern, it would probably be more on the part of your doctor than you yourself. Following up is important, and hopefully the underlying cause will turn out to be something simple and easily resolved.

Best of luck to you and please follow up with us as needed.

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