volume 29, issue 1, P64-69 2014
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.957157
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Abstract: Background. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is an option for the treatment of increased intracranial pressure resulting from an acute neurological insult, including insults caused by trauma. When the brain swelling has receded, the skull is reconstructed with a wide choice of materials, each with its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, cosmetic appearance, biocompatibility, implant strength and complication rate. Autologous cranioplasty (AC), where the patient's own bone flap is stored and reutil…

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