Acute Paradoxical Herniation: A Case ReportFunding None.
Decompressive craniectomy is used to relieve acute increased intracranial pressure (ICP) when medical therapy has failed. Paradoxical herniation is a rare complication that occurs when the pressure of the intracranial contents falls abnormally below the atmospheric pressure. Symptoms often include neurological deficits, the etiology of which is often mistaken for elevated ICP. This diagnosis requires quick recognition, and treatment requires a change from ICP reduction therapies to those that increase the ICP, and ultimately cranioplasty.
Received: 14 December 2020
Accepted: 28 January 2021
16 March 2021 (online)
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