Decompressive Craniectomy

Decompressive Craniectomy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Decompressive craniectomy is a neurosurgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to allow a swelling brain room to expand without being squeezed. It is performed on victims of traumatic brain injury and stroke. Use of the surgery is controversial. The procedure evolved from a primitive form of surgery known as trephining or trepanning. The older procedure, while common in prehistoric times, was deprecated in favor of other, less invasive treatments as they were developed; although it was still performed with some frequency prior to the twentieth century, its resurgence in modern form became possible only upon the development of precision cutting tools and sophisticated post-operative care such as antibiotics.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134948756
  • 9786134948753