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Case Report - Severe traumatic brain injury managed with decompressive craniectomy

WC Mezue, AU Erechukwu, C Ndubuisi, SC Ohaegbulam, MC Chikani

Abstract


Patients with severe taumatic brain injury may develop intractable raised ICP resulting in high mortality and morbidity. This may be anticipated from the patient’s clinical status and imaging findings even where intracranial monitoring is unavailable. Outcome may be improved by early and aggressive control of ICP and surgical decompressive craniectomy is increasingly advocated as necessary.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/1119-3077.100654
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