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OBJECT The object of this study was to assess the long-term outcome and quality of life of patients who have survived with severe disability following decompressive craniectomy for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS The authors assessed outcome beyond 3 years among a cohort of 39 patients who had been adjudged either severely disabled or in(More)
OBJECTIVE The syndrome of the trephined is a rare complication observed following a unilateral decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury. What has not been previously reported is the occurrence of this complication following a bifrontal procedure. The objective of this study was to present two clinical cases that serve to highlight this(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess changes in neurological function after cranioplasty. METHODS Functional and neurocognitive assessments including activities of daily living assessment, functional independence measure (FIM) and the Cognitive assessment report (COGNISTAT) were conducted on all patients within 72 h before and 7 days after cranioplasty. A change in the(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To assess clinical outcome following restoration of cranial contour in a young male who had suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. RESEARCH DESIGN Case report. METHODS AND PROCEDURES A young male was assessed before and after cranial reconstructive surgery with a custom-made titanium plate. The patient had previously required a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is a measureable change in neurologic function after cranioplasty. METHODS This is a prospective single-surgeon, single-center study. Fifty patients who required a cranioplasty procedure were assessed neurologically within 72 hours before and 7 days after surgery. The assessment tools were the Functional Independence(More)
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