Decompressive craniectomy: a new complication.

  title={Decompressive craniectomy: a new complication.},
  author={Stephen Honeybul},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={16 5},
There is an increasing amount of published literature supporting the use of decompressive craniectomy in the management of raised intracranial pressure and it appears that this procedure will become established as a method by which intracranial hypertension can be treated. While technically fairly straightforward, a decompressive craniectomy is not without complications. A further complication is presented here, which has not been previously reported. A 56-year-old male fell backwards from a… CONTINUE READING