Surgical Management of Penetrating Brain Injuries

  • Terje Sundstrøm
  • Knut Wester


Penetrating brain injuries have high fatality rates, but those who survive the initial phase can however demonstrate favourable outcomes. The primary injuries can entail a combination of scalp lesions, cranial fractures, intracranial haematomas, and cerebral lacerations. High energy PBIs frequently encompass distant lesions and are often followed by a detrimental increase in intracranial pressure.


Primary Injury Significant Mass Effect Scalp Lesion Local Wind Care Penetrate Brain Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHaukeland University HospitalBergenNorway
  2. 2.Department of Surgical Sciences and Department of BiomedicineUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.Department of Surgical SciencesUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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