Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury rationale and practice

@inproceedings{Mathai2010DecompressiveCI,
  title={Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury rationale and practice},
  author={Ki Mathai and S. M. Sudumbrekar and Shashivadhanan and Sk Sengupta and Tj Rappai},
  year={2010}
}
Abstract Despite the growing fund of knowledge on the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury, the outcomes of severe TBI remain abysmal. While the necrotic and apoptotic cascades triggered off by the primary traumatic insult remain refractory to treatment, the secondary sequelae of increased intracranial pressure remain within the therapeutic realm. The benefit of evacuation of mass producing hematomas is beyond dispute. The management of brain edema however remains suboptimal despite the… CONTINUE READING