Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

Home/News/News/Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results

Removing part of the skull to relieve pressure in the brain following a severe head injury can save a person’s life, but the patient is often left permanently disabled, a new clinical trial has determined.

Doctors frequently turn to craniectomy for patients who are suffering from brain swelling as a result of traumatic head injury, but little is known about whether the procedure spares these patients from long-term brain damage.


Original source of this content: https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/traumatic-brain-injury-1002/removing-part-of-skull-after-severe-head-injury-brings-mixed-results-714657.html