Assessment of Outcome Following Large Decompressive Craniectomy in Management of Serious Cerebral Contusion

A Review of 207 Case
  • H. Makino
  • A. Yamaura
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)


Since 1966 unilateral or bilateral large decompressive craniectomy has been performed in acute serious cerebral contusion with or without concomitant intracranial haematomas. At the present moment, a total of 207 cases have accumulated, and short-term and long-term follow-up studies have been conducted in relation to the preoperative neurological scale, in a search for factors determining prognosis.


Functional Recovery Vegetative State Present Moment Bone Flap Poor Survival Rate 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Makino
    • 1
  • A. Yamaura
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryChiba University, School of MedicineInohana-cho, Chiba-shiJapan

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