Optimal timing of cranioplasty after post-injury decompressive craniectomy; A case control study
13 till 15 November 2012، Kermanshah - Iran
Presentation Type: Speech
Background and Objective: Cranioplasty after postinjury decompressive craniectomy (DC) is routinely performed with a three-month delay to avoid the risk of infection and other complications. Recent experience suggests that performing Cranioplasty surgery at shorter period than three months following DC not only may not cause more infections, but also has the privilege of easier dissection, less bleeding, and reduced costs. The present study was aimed at evaluating the optimal timing of cranioplasty by comparing different parameters using two different time frames.