Management of decompressive craniectomy defects: modern military treatment strategies.

@article{Tantawi2012ManagementOD,
  title={Management of decompressive craniectomy defects: modern military treatment strategies.},
  author={Diya Tantawi and Rocco Armonda and Ian Lee Valerio and Anand Raj Kumar},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={23 7 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          2042-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Decompressive craniectomy has become a critical and standard life-saving maneuver in the theater of war. The high number of patients returning with large cranial defects and complex craniofacial injuries often involving the upper orbits or associated with the sunken skin flaps are a reconstructive challenge. We present a review of our treatment protocol highlighting the evolution of decompressive craniectomy and the development of a modern cranial defect treatment algorithmic… CONTINUE READING
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