Timing of cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma

Mark Piedra, Andrew Nemecek, Brian Ragel

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Abstract

Background: The optimal timing of cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine if early cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma reduces complications. Methods: Consecutive cases of patients who underwent autologous cranioplasty after decompressive craniectomy for trauma at a single Level I Trauma Center were studied in a retrospective 10 year data review. Associations of categorical variables were compared using Chi-square test or Fisher's exact test. Results: A total of 157 patients were divided into early (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurgical Neurology International
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Cranioplasty
  • decompressive craniectomy
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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