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

Höhne, Julius, Friedrich, Monika, Brawanski, Alexander, Melter, Michael and Schebesch, Karl-Michael (2015) Decompressive craniectomy and early cranioplasty in a 15 year-old boy with N. meningitidis meningitis. Surgical Neurology International 6 (58), pp. 1-4.

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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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Item type:Article
Date:9 April 2015
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Neurochirurgie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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25883850PubMed ID
Keywords:Cranioplasty, computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, encephalitis, intracranial pressure, meningococcal disease, meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis, W/Y-135
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:31835
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