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Decompressive craniectomy is an important method for managing refractory intracranial hypertension in patients with head injury. We reviewed a large series of patients who underwent this surgical procedure to establish the incidence and type of postoperative complications. From 1998 to 2005, decompressive craniectomy was performed in 108 patients who(More)
Dear Editor, Firstly, thanks for the attention on our study. Nowadays, decompressive craniectomy is an important method for the management of patients with severe head trauma, and apparently the prevention and management of complications are crucial parts of this surgical method. Actually, a great part of these complications would be secondary to head(More)
Intracranial alveolar echinococcosis is an uncommon disease and difficult to treat. Three patients with central nervous system (CNS) involvement are reported, and the surgical treatment of the mono-massive type is emphasized. The largest mass lesion reported, so far, in the literature (9.0 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm) was extirpated in one of our cases. Related problems(More)
A post-operative central nervous system infection (PCNSI) is a dangerous complication after cranial surgery. Although a large number of neurosurgical procedures are performed in hospitals in China, PCNSI-related data from this country are rarely reported. To address this issue, we examined the incidence of PCNSI after cranial surgery, the potential risk(More)
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