Medical and Dental Consultantsí Association of Nigeria
Home - About us - Editorial board - Search - Ahead of print - Current issue - Archives - Submit article - Instructions - Subscribe - Advertise - Contacts - Login 
  Users Online: 964   Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
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

Correspondence Address:
W C Mezue
Neurosurgery Department, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, P.M.B. 01129, Enugu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.100654

Rights and Permissions

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.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded549    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal