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Neurosurgical Management in Head Injuries

  • Karl Kothbauer
  • Mariel Laak ter Poort
  • Abolghassem Sepehrnia
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Abstract

Depending on the size and extent of the osseous injuries to the craniofacial area, there are associated intracranial injuries in about 20–30% of the cases (Manson et al. 1987; Neidhardt 2002). In the present series, 56% of all patients were found to have at least a dural tear, whereas in only 17% a dural injury was suspected before surgery. On imaging studies, additional cerebral contusions were seen in 42%, brain edema in 11%, and intracranial hemorrhages in 25%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Kothbauer
    • 1
  • Mariel Laak ter Poort
    • 2
  • Abolghassem Sepehrnia
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Neurosurgery, General and Pediatric NeurosurgeryUniversity/Basel, Luzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Maastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtNetherlands
  3. 3.Neuro Spinal Surgery Centre, Craniofacial-Skullbase Center, Hirslanden Clinic - St. AnnaLuzernSwitzerland

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