Decompressive Craniectomy for Diffuse Cerebral Swelling After Trauma: Long-Term Outcome and Ethical Considerations
Ho, Kwok M
Lind, Christopher R P
Gillett, Grant R
The Journal of trauma 2011 Jul; 71(1): 128-32
There is currently much interest in the use of decompressive for the management of diffuse cerebral swelling after trauma. Although the use of the procedure may improve survival, some of those survivors may be left severely disabled. The aim of this study was to see whether severe disability can be predicted and discuss the difficult ethical issue that this raises.
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