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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 186-188

Complications of post-injury decompressive craniectomy


Department of Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Insular in Gran Canaria, Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Luciano Santana-Cabrera
South Sea Avenue Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Spain
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.100937

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Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a useful technique for the treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with intracranial hypertension (ICHT) resistant to medical treatment, increasing survival, although its role in the functional prognosis of patients is not defined. It is also a technique that is not without complications, and may increase the patient's morbidity and mortality. We report two cases of patients with TBI who required DC and suffered complications from the technique


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