Massive Temporalis Muscle Swelling after Decompressive Craniectomy: Case Report

Authors

  • Dinesh Kumar Thapa Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa
  • Pankaj Raj Nepal Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa
  • Robin Bhattarai Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa
  • Jagat Narayan Rajbanshi Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa
  • Navin Kumar Yadav Department of Neurosurgery, B and C Medical College Teaching Hospital and Research Center, Birtamode, Jhapa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v2i3.31465

Keywords:

Craniectomy, Head Injury, Sub-galeal swelling, Temporalis Muscle

Abstract

 Background: Decompressive Craniectomy is a surgical procedure in neurosurgery to handle brain swelling subsequent to trauma, vascular insult, or tumor. There are different techniques and measurements of decompressive craniectomy performed worldwide. We follow the regular trauma flap involving fronto-temporo-parietal craniectomy. There have been many complications seen in these procedures, like brain herniation, malignant swelling, hydrocephalus, infection, etc. But we have encountered quite rare complications of decompressive craniectomy which had massive swelling of the temporalis muscle leading to significant mass effect and midline shift.

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Published

2020-09-24

How to Cite

Thapa, D. K., Nepal, P. R., Bhattarai, R., Rajbanshi, J. N., & Yadav, N. K. (2020). Massive Temporalis Muscle Swelling after Decompressive Craniectomy: Case Report. Eastern Green Neurosurgery, 2(3), 32–34. https://doi.org/10.3126/egn.v2i3.31465

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Case Reports