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Decompressive craniectomy with lattice duraplasty

Lookup NU author(s): Patrick Mitchell, Emeritus Professor David Mendelow


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A method of opening dura for decompressive craniectomies is described. Numerous cuts intersecting in a lattice pattern allow the dura to expand in a gradual and controlled manner minimising the chances of cortical laceration or venous kinking on the craniectomy edge.

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Author(s): Mitchell P, Tseng M, Mendelow AD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Neurochirurgica

Year: 2004

Volume: 146

Issue: 2

Pages: 159-160

ISSN (print): 0001-6268

ISSN (electronic): 0942-0940

Publisher: Springer Wien


DOI: 10.1007/s00701-003-0186-z


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