Magro VM, Coppola C, Scala G, Verrusio W (2019) A Case of Postural Instability with Unusual Aetiology in a Elderly Patient. Int J Brain Disord Treat 5:030.


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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2469-5866/1410030

A Case of Postural Instability with Unusual Aetiology in a Elderly Patient

Valerio Massimo Magro, MD1*, Carla Coppola, MD2, Giovanni Scala, MD3 and Walter Verrusio, MD, PhD4

1Geriatrician, Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatry, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

2Geriatrician, Department of Intensive Rehabilitation, Casa di Cura Alma Mater S.p.A, Villa Camaldoli, Italy

3Geriatrician, Doctor Responsible for Home Care Center (CAD), RM2 ASL, Italy

4Geriatrician, Department of Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nephrological, Anesthesiological and Geriatric Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Pneumocephalus or air within the cranial vault is usually associated with a series of symptoms caused by head trauma, the presence of neoplasms or after craniofacial surgical interventions or other causes. We report a case report of an elderly patient who presented with postural instability with an anamnestic history that didn’t talk about traumatic events. We review briefly the literature for non-traumatic causes causes of pneumocephalus, its symptoms and clinical manifestations and finally the therapy.