CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2017; 06(01): 036-040
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1584585
Techniques in Neurosurgery
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Different Methods and Technical Considerations of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Amit Kumar Ghosh
1  Global Heath City Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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07 February 2016

11 March 2016

Publication Date:
16 March 2017 (online)



Decompressive craniectomy, which is performed worldwide for the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to allow the brain to swell without being squeezed. On 1901, Kocher was the first surgeon to promote surgical decompression in posttraumatic brain swelling. In this article, different methods of decompressive craniectomy and its technical considerations have been reviewed.