The Decompressive Craniectomy in diffuse traumatic brain injury (DECRA) randomized trial unexpectedly found that decompressive craniectomy (DC) surgery effectively controlled ICP but increased the proportion of vegetative survivors, and decreased the proportion of independent functioning survivors. The results led to a reconsideration of the indications for DC surgery after severe TBI, and to an understanding that complications of DC surgery likely outweigh benefits for many diffuse injury patients.
|Title of host publication||Decompressive Craniectomy|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Decompressive craniectomy
- Head injury