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Decompressive craniectomy and early cranioplasty in a 15 year-old boy with N. meningitidis meningitis

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-318355
Höhne, Julius ; Friedrich, Monika ; Brawanski, Alexander ; Melter, Michael ; Schebesch, Karl-Michael
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 11 May 2015 10:08


Abstract

Background: Intracranial hypertension is a well-known life-threatening complication of bacterial meningitis. Investigations on decompressive craniectomy after failure of conservative management are scarce, but this surgical treatment should be considered and performed expeditiously, as it lowers the intracranial pressure and improves brain tissue oxygenation. Early cranioplasty can further aid ...

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