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Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus: Relevance, Mechanisms, Treatment, and Outcome

  • Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto
  • Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death in children and young adults ranging from 15 to 30 years of age in the United States [1, 2]. TBI occurs at an alarming frequency of once every 23 s, resulting in 1.7 million incidences annually, including approximately 52,000 deaths [1–4].

Keywords

Posttraumatic hydrocephalus Ventriculomegaly Decompressive craniectomy Ventriculoperitoneal shunt Interhemispheric hygroma Cranioplasty 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto
    • 1
  • Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Functional Neurosurgery of the Institute of PsychiatryClinics Hospital, University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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