- Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
DOI:10.4103/2152-7806.132237Copyright: © 2012 Srinivas BH This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
How to cite this article: Srinivas BH, Rajesh A. Delayed detection versus delayed occurrence of contralateral hematoma. Surg Neurol Int 09-May-2014;5:67
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Intraoperative or immediate development of contralateral hematoma, following decompressive craniectomy, with or without a coexisting fracture/hematoma, is a well documented entity in the literature.[
However, circumstances may sometimes be unfavorable for shifting an hemodynamically unstable patient (as in the present case). This problem could possibly be avoided with widespread availability of mobile CT scanner in trauma care centers. The very aim of urgency in the setting of trauma is to have a relaxed brain at the earliest.
The debate might not end here but we should aim to develop protocols for improved care especially following an adverse event.
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