J Clin Neurosci 2019 May 1;63:62-67. Epub 2019 Mar 1.
Department of Neurology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, No. 123 Dapi Road, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City 83301, Taiwan; Department of Biological Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Neurology, Xiamen Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Xiamen, Fujian, China. Electronic address:
Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been performed increasingly to control medically refractory intracranial hypertension in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although DC is a potentially life-saving procedure and technically straightforward, it is associated with some significant complications that include subdural hygroma (SDG) and posttraumatic hydrocephalus (PTH). A retrospective analysis of 143 TBI patients who underwent unilateral DC was undertaken to investigate the incidence and risk factors of PTH and investigate the relationship between the types of SDG and PTH. Read More