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REVIEW  SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY 

Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2018 October;62(5):584-92

DOI: 10.23736/S0390-5616.18.04533-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Surgical management of traumatic brain injury

Rathin PUJARI 1, Peter J. HUTCHINSON 1, 2, Angelos G. KOLIAS 1, 2

1 Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK; 2 NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Surgical intervention is one of the main pillars of TBI management. The mainstay of treatment for substantial intracranial hematomas is surgical evacuation. In addition, patients with TBI may have brain swelling and increased intracranial pressure. If the latter is refractory to medical management, surgical interventions can be helpful. In this review we seek to outline the major tenets of the surgical management of TBI.


KEY WORDS: Traumatic brain injuries - Neurosurgical procedures - Traumatic cerebral hemorrhage

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