Symptomatic contralateral subdural hygromas after decompressive craniectomy: plausible causes and management protocols.

@article{Salunke2015SymptomaticCS,
  title={Symptomatic contralateral subdural hygromas after decompressive craniectomy: plausible causes and management protocols.},
  author={Praveen Salunke and Ravi Kumar Garg and Ankur Kapoor and Rajesh Chhabra and Kanchan Kumar Mukherjee},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={602-9}
}
OBJECT Contralateral subdural hygromas are occasionally observed after decompressive craniectomies (DCs). Some of these hygromas are symptomatic, and the etiology and management of these symptomatic contralateral subdural collections (CLDCs) present surgical challenges. The authors share their experience with managing symptomatic CLSDCs after a DC. METHODS During a 10-month period, 306 patients underwent a DC. Of these patients, 266 had a head injury, 25 a middle cerebral artery infarction… CONTINUE READING