CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2020; 17(01): 03-05
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696865
Commentary

Basal Cisternostomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: An Idea whose Time has Come?

Nishant Goyal
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
,
Punit Kumar
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
,
Jitender Chaturvedi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
,
Saquib Azad Siddiqui
2  Department of Neurosurgery, All India India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India
,
Deepak Agrawal
3  Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Since the introduction of decompressive craniectomy more than a century ago, no major surgical advancement has been introduced in this field in spite of neurosurgery having seen a sea change in general. Basal cisternostomy, introduced recently, is said to have great promise. In this regard, neurosurgeons need to understand the theory behind the recently introduced basal cisternostomy and whether it holds any merit or not.



Publication History

Publication Date:
11 August 2020 (online)

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