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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 369-371

Severe traumatic brain injury managed with decompressive craniectomy


1 Department of Surgery, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu, Nigeria

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W C Mezue
Neurosurgery Department, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 01129, Enugu
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.100654

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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.


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