Bone flap reimplantation after decompressive hemicraniectomy: Underestimated surgery-associated complications?

K. Reineke, V. Rohde, T. Behm & D. Wachter
Objective: Decompressive hemicraniectomy and duroplasty after malignant brain infarction or traumatic brain injury is a common surgical procedure. Usually, preserved bone flaps are reimplanted after resolution of brain swelling. Artificial bone grafts are seldom directly implanted due to the risk of[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]