Post-traumatic hydrocephalus following decompressive hemicraniectomy: Incidence and risk factors in a prospective cohort of severe TBI patients

Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Ezequiel Goldschmidt, Hansen Deng, Ava M. Puccio, David O. OkonkwoAbstractBackgroundIn severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients undergoing decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC), the rate of post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH) is high at 12–36%. Early diagnosis and shunt placement can improve outcomes. Herein, we examined the incidence of and predictors of PTH after craniectomy.MethodsA retrospective analysis of prospectively collected database of severe TBI patients at a single U.S. Level 1 trauma center from May 2000 to July 2014 was performed. Demographics, Injury Severity Score (ISS), Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), bleeding pattern and time-to-cranioplasty were analyzed. Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) scores at 6 and 12-months were studied. Statistical significance was assessed at p 
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