Of the one hundred forty seven cases of posterior fossa surgeries, retrosigmoid suboccipital posterior fossa craniectomies
were carried out in seventy cases.
Traditionally strip craniectomies
with more stress on soft tissue work were done in the country.
larger than 12 cm as in our study less likely to cause effects of external cerebral herniation such as cortical vein compression and cortical laceration resulting in venous infarction of herniated brain tissue and cortical damage.
DISCUSSION: Common indication for decompressive craniectomies
include traumatic brain injuries following road traffic accidents.
Procedures vary and may consist of uni- or bilateral subtemporal decompressions, hemispheric craniectomies
, circumferential craniectomy, or bifrontal craniectomy (Kochanek et al.