Factors associated with shunt-dependent hydrocephalus after decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE Posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) affects 11.9%-36% of patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy (DC) and is an important cause of morbidity after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Early diagnosis and treatment of PTH can prevent further neurological compromise in patients who are recovering from TBI. There is limited data on predictors of… (More)
DOI: 10.3171/2017.1.JNS162721

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