Depressed skull fracture secondary to the Mayfield three-pin skull clamp
Salami Mohcine, El Mostarchid Brahim
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;20:262. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.20.262.6492

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Depressed skull fracture secondary to the Mayfield three-pin skull clamp

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;20:262. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.20.262.6492

Received: 05/03/2015 - Accepted: 18/03/2015 - Published: 19/03/2015

Key words: Depressed skull fracture, mayfield, diagnostic

© Salami Mohcine et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Available online at: http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/20/262/full

Corresponding author: Salami Mohcine, Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco (mohcinesalami2010@gmail.com)


Depressed skull fracture secondary to the Mayfield three-pin skull clamp

 

Salami Mohcine1,&, El Mostarchid Brahim1

 

1Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

&Corresponding author
Salami Mohcine, Department of Neurosurgery, Military Hospital of Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

 

 

Image in medicine

The use of increasingly precise, intelligent neurosurgery instruments that allow intraoperative accuracy, visualization, surgical access, has led to mastery of surgical techniques and the transformation of prognosis, the Mayfield three-pin skull clamp was designed to rigidly affix a patient's head to the operating table during craniotomy drilling and delicate microneurosurgery. However, these instruments are not without risk, since several types of complications have been described. We report the case of depressed skull fracture a secondary to the Mayfield three-pin skull clamp in a patient operated for a meningioma of the posterior fossa as shown in this picture CT.

 

 

Figure 1: postoperative computed tomography scan head showing left frontal depressed fracture (A, B, C) with significant pneumocephalus; (B): axial(D) T1-weighted view of magnetic resonance imaging scan demonstrate meningioma in the left posterior fossa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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