Presentation on decompressive craniectomy at INTS2016

The Copenhagen CSF Study group participated in the International NeuroTrauma Society Symposium 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Decompressive craniectomy results in a large skull defect with an impact on ICP and cerebrospinal fluid circulation in the brain.

Alexander Lilja, MD, presented our clinical experience using an alternative procedure – the hinge craniotomy. Instead of removing the skull flap it is hinged to the cranium allowing some decompression in the acute setting without the risk of complications related a large skull defect (hygroma, hydrocephalus or “syndrome of the trephined”).

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