External Brain Herniation 4 Months after Decompressive Hemicraniectomy


Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DH) is a life-saving surgery, performed in cases of severe mass effect due to stroke (ischemic or hemorrhagic) or head trauma. The skull bone overlying the affected cerebral hemisphere is removed (and stored in a “bone bank”). Decompressive hemicraniectomy is generally safe, however, it could be associated with complications in a few cases.Continue reading “External Brain Herniation 4 Months after Decompressive Hemicraniectomy”