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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2000 March;44(1):19-24

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Guidelines for the treatment of adults with severe head trauma (Part III). Criteria for surgical treatment

Davella D. 1, Brambilla G. L. 2, Delfini R. 3, Servadei F. 4, Tomei G. 5, Procaccio F. 6, Stocchetti N. 7, Citerio G. 8, Berardino M. 9, Beretta L. 10, Della Corte F. 11

1 Neurosurgery Department, University of Messina; 2 Neurosurgery Department, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia; 3 Neurosurgical Science Department, Chair of Neurotraumatology, University La Sapienza, Roma; 4 Neurosurgery Department, Ospedale Bufalini, Cesena; 5 Neurosurgery Department, Ospedale Policlinico IRCCS, Milano; 6 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Ospedale Maggiore, Verona; 7 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Ospedale Policlinico IRCCS, Milano; 8 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Nuovo Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza; 9 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, CTO, Torino; 10 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Ospedale S. Raffaele IRCCS, Milano; 11 Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Catholic University, Roma


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­The Guide­lines of ­the sur­gi­cal man­age­ment of ­severe ­head inju­ry in ­adults, as ­evolved by ­the Neu­ro­trau­ma­tol­o­gy ­Group of ­the Ital­ian Neu­ro­sur­gery Soci­ety ­and ­the Ital­ian Soci­ety ­for Anaesthe­sia, Anal­ge­sia, Rean­i­ma­tion ­and Inten­sive ­Care ­are pre­sent­ed ­and brief­ly dis­cussed. Guide­lines pre­sent­ed ­here ­are of a prag­mat­ic ­nature, ­based on con­sen­sus ­and ­expert opin­ion. ­Aspects per­tain­ing to spe­cif­ic indi­ca­tions to sur­gery ­and/or to ­the pos­sibil­ity of con­ser­va­tive man­age­ment of dif­fer­ent trau­mat­ic intra­cra­ni­al ­lesions ­are high­light­ed. ­The impor­tance of sur­gery in pre­vent­ing sec­on­dary ­insults to ­the trau­mat­ised ­brain is empha­sised.

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