Clinically Manifested Frontal Lobe Compression after Anterior Craniectomy and Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Reconstruction

Maurice Y. Nahabedian, Pierre Chevray, Alessandro Olivi, Paul Manson

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Abstract

This case demonstrates the sensitivity of the frontal cerebral cortex to the effects of compression and the importance of cranioplasty to protect the underlying brain tissue. Although immediate cranioplasty might have prevented this complication, the risk of infection was a contraindication. The symptoms of cerebral compression should be diagnosed early and treated promptly and aggressively. Delayed cranioplasty is effective in reducing the progression of cerebral compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1045
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume112
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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