Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: Quo Vadis?




neurotrauma, traumatic brain injury, decompressive craniectomy


Intracranial hypertension is the leading cause of mortality in patients with cranial injury. Currently the traumatic brain injury is a public health problem worldwide. Decompressive craniectomy emerges as a treatment strategy for patients with refractory intracranial hypertension. The completed surgery requires careful surgical technique and exquisite. We present a review of the literature about the technique.

Author Biographies

Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, University of Cartagena, Cartagena

Department of Neurosurgery

Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, University of Cartagena, Cartagena

Department of Neurosurgery

Gabriel Alcala-Cerra, University of Cartagena, Cartagena

Department of Neurosurgery

Andres Mariano Rubiano, South Colombian University, Neiva; The Foundation for Medical Education and Research «Meditech», Neiva

Faculty of Medicine; Director


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How to Cite

Moscote-Salazar, L. R., Alvis-Miranda, H. R., Alcala-Cerra, G., & Rubiano, A. M. (2014). Decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury: Quo Vadis?. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (4), 4–10.



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