Cisternostomy for Management of Intracranial Hypertension in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury; Case Report and Literature Review

Mohammad Sadegh Masoudi; Elahe Rezaee; Hasan Ali Hakiminejad; Maryam Tavakoli; Tayebe Sadeghpoor

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2016, , Pages 161-164

  Main goal in the management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is control of intracranial pressure (ICP). Decompressive craniectomy is an accepted technique for control of refractory intracranial hypertension in patients with severe TBI. Because of high complication rate after decompressive ...  Read More

Emergent Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Fixed Dilated Pupils; A Single Center Experience

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar; Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda; Camilo Palencia; Andres M. Rubiano

Volume 1, Issue 4 , October 2013, , Pages 175-178

  This is a case series which report the clinical results of decompressive craniectomy in 4 patients with dilated pupils secondary to traumatic brain injury and postoperative edema. Between 2011 and 2012, four patients, 3 males and 1 female, aged between 35 and 64 with mean age of 50.1 ± 8.9 years, underwent ...  Read More

Decompressive Craniectomy and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Hernando Alvis-Miranda; Sandra Milena Castellar-Leones; Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar

Volume 1, Issue 2 , April 2013, , Pages 60-68

  Intracranial hypertension is the largest cause of death in young patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Decompressive craniectomy is part of the second level measures for the management of increased intracranial pressure refractory to medical management as moderate hypothermia and barbiturate coma. ...  Read More