Surgical Treatment of Elevated Intracranial Pressure: Decompressive Craniectomy and Intracranial Pressure Monitoring.

Tarek Y. El Ahmadieh, Joseph G. Adel, Najib E. El Tecle, Marc R. Daou, Salah G. Aoun, Allan D. Nanney, Bernard R. Bendok

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Abstract

Surgical techniques that address elevated intracranial pressure include (1) intraventricular catheter insertion and cerebrospinal fluid drainage, (2) removal of an intracranial space-occupying lesion, and (3) decompressive craniectomy. This review discusses the role of surgery in the management of elevated intracranial pressure, with special focus on intraventricular catheter placement and decompressive craniectomy. The techniques and potential complications of each procedure are described, and the existing evidence regarding the impact of these procedures on patient outcome is reviewed. Surgical management of mass lesions and ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke occurring in the posterior fossa is not discussed herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-391
Number of pages17
JournalNeurosurgery Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Decompressive craniectomy
  • Elevated intracranial pressure
  • Intracranial hypertension hemicraniectomy
  • Intracranial mass
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Intraventricular catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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