Successful management of severe intracranial hypertension by surgical decompression

Dev Med Child Neurol. 1986 Aug;28(4):506-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1986.tb14289.x.


Because of the rather disappointing results in the treatment of acute head-injury in adults, surgical decompression has been little used in the management of severe intracranial hypertension. The authors report the successful use of the technique for a child with encephalitis in whom cerebral perfusion was compromised.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Craniotomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / surgery*