Decompressive craniectomy performing at severe cranio-cerebral trauma




severe cranio-cerebral trauma, intracranial pressure, intracranial hypertension, brain edema, decompressive craniectomy


Publications and clinical trials, devoted to decompressive craniectomy (DC), performing in treatment of injured persons with severe cranio-cerebral trauma were analyzed. Main attention was paid to literature issues studying, devoted to researches, based on principals of evidence medicine. Pathophysiology mechanisms, indications, surgical techniques and methods of DC efficacy evaluating were summarized. The directions of further scientific investigations for DC application in treatment of traumatic brain injury were outlined.


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Pedachenko, E., Dzyak, L., & Sirko, A. (2011). Decompressive craniectomy performing at severe cranio-cerebral trauma. Ukrainian Neurosurgical Journal, (1), 4–10.



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