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Bi-occipital decompressive craniectomy in refractory post traumatic intracranial hypertension: first report of one case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17852109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
R Stefini; R Bergomi; E Catenacci; C Cereda; N Latronico; P Mortini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-05     Completed Date:  2008-04-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage, Traumatic / complications
Corpus Callosum / injuries
Craniotomy / methods*
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Glasgow Coma Scale
Injury Severity Score
Intracranial Hypertension / radiography,  surgery*
Occipital Bone / surgery*
Supine Position
Treatment Outcome

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