The use of decompressive craniectomy for the management of severe head injuries.

@article{Meier2000TheUO,
  title={The use of decompressive craniectomy for the management of severe head injuries.},
  author={Ullrich Meier and F. St. Zeilinger and O Henzka},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2000},
  volume={76},
  pages={475-8}
}
The aim of Neurosurgical care is to minimise the secondary brain damage that occurs after a severe head injury. This includes the evacuation of an intracranial space occupying haematoma, the reduction of intracranial volume, external ventricular drainage with hydrocephalus, and conservative therapy to reduce intracranial pressure (ICP) and to maintain tissue oxygen p(ti)O2. When conservative treatment fails, a decompressive craniectomy might be successful in lowering ICP. From September 1997… CONTINUE READING

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