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Traumatic intracranial hypertension: tradeoff seen with decompressive craniectomy

Susan London   |   Clinical Summary   |   14 June 2022
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Takeaway

  • At 24 months, patients with intractable traumatic intracranial hypertension treated with surgical decompression vs standard medical care had a sustained reduction in mortality but a higher morbidity.

Why this matters

  • Findings may help inform treatment decision-making.

Key results

  • At 24 months, 33.5% of the surgical group had died vs...

          

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