Postoperative hydrocephalus in patients undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy for ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.

@article{Waziri2007PostoperativeHI,
  title={Postoperative hydrocephalus in patients undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy for ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.},
  author={Allen Waziri and David J. Fusco and Stephan A. Mayer and Guy McKhann and E Sander Connolly},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={489-93; discussion 493-4}
}
OBJECTIVE We have frequently observed the development of postoperative communicating hydrocephalus in patients undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy. This condition may persist in some patients after cranioplasty and require permanent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion. To confirm an independent correlation between hemicraniectomy and the development of communicating hydrocephalus, and to detail the frequency and potential clinical factors contributing to this complication, we evaluated our… CONTINUE READING

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