Transcalvarial brain herniation volume as a predictor of posttraumatic hydrocephalus after decompressive craniectomy.


Department of Neuropsychiatry, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; Department of Integrated Medicine, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil. Electronic address: [Email]


In patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy for traumatic brain injury(TBI) there has been reported an incidence of hydrocephalus between 0-45%. There are several radiological and clinical features described in association with development of hydrocephalus. For study the influence of these factors we conducted a retrospective observational single-center cohort study in a tertiary care center with special attention to the transcalvarial herniation(TCH) volume after decompressive craniectomy.


Decompressive craniectomy,Hydrocephalus,Posttraumatic hydrocephalus,Traumatic brain injury,