Guidelines for the treatment of adults with severe head trauma (Part III). Criteria for surgical treatment

D. Davella, G. L. Brambilla, R. Delfini, F. Servadei, G. Tomei, F. Procaccio, N. Stocchetti, G. Citerio, M. Berardino, L. Beretta, F. Della Corte

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Abstract

The Guidelines of the surgical management of severe head injury in adults, as evolved by the Neurotraumatology Group of the Italian Neurosurgery Society and the Italian Society for Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Reanimation and Intensive Care are presented and briefly discussed. Guidelines presented here are of a pragmatic nature, based on consensus and expert opinion. Aspects pertaining to specific indications to surgery and/or to the possibility of conservative management of different traumatic intracranial lesions are highlighted. The importance of surgery in preventing secondary insults to the traumatised brain is emphasised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Volume44
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Brain swelling
  • Cerebral contusion
  • Conservative management
  • Epidural haematoma
  • Head injury
  • Subdural haematoma
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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