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Depressed skull fracture and epidural haematoma: an unusual post-operative complication of pin headrest in an adult

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Depressed skull fracture and epidural haematoma caused by pin headrest complicated the post-operative course in an adult, after removal of a parasagittal meningioma. The calvarial thickness was observed to be significantly reduced due to chronic high intracranial pressure. Potentially hazardous complications of pin headrests should not be underestimated in adults.

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Sade, B., Mohr, G. Depressed skull fracture and epidural haematoma: an unusual post-operative complication of pin headrest in an adult. Acta Neurochir 147, 101–103 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00701-004-0348-7

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