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Pneumocephalus as a complication of spinal anesthesia in a child

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Abbreviations

CT:

computed tomography

CSF:

cerebrospinal fluid

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The authors are grateful to the described patient and to his family.

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M. M. and S. G. conceived the study and wrote the main manuscript text; C. R. and A. G. selected and formatted the images; V. T. performed the literature review and revised the paper. All authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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Maglione, M., Graziano, S., Russo, C. et al. Pneumocephalus as a complication of spinal anesthesia in a child. Childs Nerv Syst 38, 1659–1661 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-022-05618-0

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