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Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2006;96:17-20.

Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: the randomized multicenter RESCUEicp study (

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.


The RESCUEicp (Randomized Evaluation of Surgery with Craniectomy for Uncontrollable Elevation of intracranial pressure) study has been established to determine whether decompressive craniectomy has a role in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury and raised intracranial pressure that does not respond to initial treatment measures. We describe the concept of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury and the rationale and protocol of the RESCUEicp study.

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