Bi-occipital decompressive craniectomy in refractory post traumatic intracranial hypertension: First report of one case

R. Stefini, R. Bergomi, E. Catenacci, C. Cereda, N. Latronico, P. Mortini

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Abstract

Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is considered a 'second tier' therapy to control posttraumatic intracranial hypertension refractory to maximal medical treatment. The authors present a case of refractory intracranial hypertension due to diffuse brain swelling and a large (>25 ml) non-surgically-treatable haematoma of the splenium of the corpus callosum successfully treated with bi-occipital DC and augmentative duraplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-531
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Head trauma
  • Intracranial hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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