Syndrome of the trephined (sinking skin flap syndrome) with and without paradoxical herniation: a series of case reports and review.

Judith Gadde*, Peter Dross, Michael Spina

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Abstract

Decompressive craniectomy is gaining an increasing role in the neurosurgical treatment of intractable intracranial hypertension in patients with head injury, acute stroke, and severe brain edema. The conversion of the cranium from a "closed box" to an "open box" alters the barometric pressure, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and cerebral blood flow (CBF) and may or may not lead to syndrome of the trephined (sinking skin flap syndrome).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalDelaware medical journal
Volume84
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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