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Use of decompressive craniectomy after severe head trauma.
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PMID:  11957449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ten percent of head injuries quality as "severe," requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. This level I trauma center uses an aggressive approach to treatment of severe head injuries and, when indicated, intervenes with decompressive craniectomy. This article explains decompressive craniectomy, including indications, procedures, and protocols. The case studies presented highlight two patients with profound head injuries. Additionally, cranioplasty replacement of autograft flap is explained and discussed.
J Wick; J Wade; D Rohrer; O O'Neill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-17     Completed Date:  2002-06-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-25, 527, 529     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Legacy Emanuel Hospital and Health Center, Portland, Ore., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / classification,  surgery*
Decompression, Surgical* / methods
Perioperative Nursing / methods*
Severity of Illness Index
Skull / surgery*,  transplantation
Surgical Flaps*

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