Decompressive Craniectomy

Indications

Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Associated with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) (see Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident, [[Ischemic Cerebrovascular Accident]])

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Increased Intracranial Pressure (ICP) Associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) (see Traumatic Brain Injury, [[Traumatic Brain Injury]])

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Technique

  • Surgical Removal of Portion of Skull to Facilitate a Decrease in Intracranial Pressure

Adverse Effects/Complications

Infectious Adverse Effects/Complications

  • Infection

References

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