Title
A small modification to a decompressive craniotomy to improve the brain-cranium interface: technical note A small modification to a decompressive craniotomy to improve the brain-cranium interface: technical note
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Stuttgart ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Minimally invasive neurosurgery / Polskie Towarzystwo Lekarskie. - Stuttgart
Volume/pages
52(2009) :1 , p. 59-60
ISSN
0946-7211
ISI
000264856000013
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
One underlying aspect of a decompressive craniotomy is the brain-cranium interface. Due to the high pressure, the brain has the tendency to mushroom and squeeze the brain tissue at the bony edges of the craniotomy. A small modification to the decompressive craniotomy is described. The inner tabula and part of the diploe are drilled away using a high-speed drill (using either a sharp or a diamond drill) prior to opening the dura while during drilling, the dura is protected with a spatula.
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