Malignant cerebral edema following cranioplasty.

J Clin Neurosci 2016 Mar 14;25:130-2. Epub 2015 Nov 14.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 First Avenue, Maguire 1900, Maywood, IL 60153, USA. Electronic address:

Malignant cerebral edema following cranioplasty is a very rare and devastating complication. We present a case of postoperative death following cranioplasty due to malignant cerebral edema. Similar cases and possible pathogenesis are discussed. This fearsome complication should be discussed with the patients and their families as part of the informed consent procedure.

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March 2016
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