Penetrating craniocerebral trauma

Surg Clin North Am. 1991 Apr;71(2):305-16. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)45381-8.


The authors review the pathophysiology of penetrating and perforating cranial wounds. Radiologic evaluation includes computed tomography and angiography. Operative technique and perioperative critical care are discussed, with special emphasis on the control of the intracranial pressure. Other problems such as fluid and electrolyte disorders and nutrition are discussed in relation to neurosurgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain Injuries* / surgery
  • Brain Injuries* / therapy
  • Craniocerebral Trauma* / surgery
  • Craniocerebral Trauma* / therapy
  • Critical Care
  • Humans
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Gunshot / surgery
  • Wounds, Gunshot / therapy
  • Wounds, Penetrating* / surgery
  • Wounds, Penetrating* / therapy


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents