Subacute Surgery in Neurointensive Care

  • Terje Sundstrøm
  • Knut Wester


The possibility of hydrocephalus, brain oedema, or a new or recurrent intracranial haematoma must be investigated by repeated computed tomography scans in case of neurological deterioration or intractable intracranial hypertension in a head injured patient. Subacute surgery (secondary surgical intervention) should then be considered.


Intracranial Hypertension Decompressive Craniectomy Head Injured Patient Intracranial Haematoma Carotid Dissection 
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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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