Aeromedical evacuation for a brain tumor patient who was on ventilator via an international airline is still a challenge to the field of aeromedicine. We reported a 60 years old woman who suffered from a hemangioblastoma of left cerebellum which had been operated on twice and irradiated postoperatively with gammaknife at Tokyo Woman University Hospital in 1993 and 1995. On July 9 2001, She got choking with aspiration pneumonia and was admitted at Mackay Memorial Hospital. Following the pneumonia was well controlled, she got persistent headaches The brain CT revealed progressive hydrocephalus. She received VP shunt on October 9 2001. She got better postoperatively. Due to brain stem compression from the extended cerebellar tumor, she became ventilator-dependent. Under the family's request for transfer, this repatriation was arranged by International SOS, Taipei. The whole course of evacuation was uneventful. We reported this case and reviewed the literature.
|Original language||Traditional Chinese|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|