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Br J Neurosurg. 2007 Oct;21(5):527-31.

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

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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. roberto.stefini@alice.it

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.

PMID:
17852109
DOI:
10.1080/02688690701411582
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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