Factors influencing the outcome of decompressive craniectomy used in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{Limpastan2013FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the outcome of decompressive craniectomy used in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Kriengsak Limpastan and Thunya Norasetthada and Wanarak Watcharasaksilp and Tanat Vaniyapong},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={678-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors that influences the outcome of decompressive craniectomy (DC) in severe traumatic brain injury patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD The authors' retrospective review of data collected from 826 severe traumatic brain injury patients admitted to the Chiang Mai University Hospital between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. During this period, 159 of 826 patients (19.25%) underwent DC and the craniectomy size was not smaller than a fronto-temporo-parietal or a… CONTINUE READING