Complications of post-injury decompressive craniectomy

Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2012 Sep;2(3):186-8. doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.100937.


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.

Keywords: Decompressive craniectomy; complications; injury; traumatic brain.

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