Different Methods and Technical Considerations of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury : A Review

Abstract

The first decompressive craniectomy was presented by Kocher on 1901,1,2 followed by Cushing in 19053 and Horsley in 1906.2 However, because of unpleasant aesthetic results, the procedure lost its general acceptance.2 In traumatic brain injury (TBI), the benefit of this procedure has been agreed as well as disagreed. In 1940, Erlich suggested decompressive… (More)

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