June 2009: Decompressive Craniectomy

Decompressive Craniectomy

Dr. Shirley Stiver from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco discusses the role of decompressive craniectomy in patients with traumatic brain injuries, the pathophysiological changes associated with the procedure, complications and techniques for their avoidance, paradoxical herniation syndrome, and syndrome of the trephined.