Shadows of a cavity containing air or gas within the cranium were seen on Roentgen negatives of a skull that had been fractured in an explosion of a gas well. The patient (Case 5454), referred, June 27, 1914, by Dr. H. E. Pearse of Kansas City and Dr. F. H. Morton of Okmulgee, Okla., had sustained a fracture of the right supra-orbital ridge of the skull in a gas well explosion four weeks previously. There was a healed scar over the right eye. The patient apparently had recovered, but complained of severe persistent headaches and dizziness.
Roentgen negatives taken June 27, 1914, showed a round area of increased transparency in the anterior part of the cranial cavity on the right side. In the lateral view the markings on the inner table of the skull and the diploic channels showed with unusual detail. The stereoscopic Roentgen negatives showed better the fracture
Skinner EH. INTRACRANIAL AEROCELE. JAMA. 1916;LXVI(13):954. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580390024013
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