Article Abstract

Surgical interventions for severe traumatic brain injury

Authors: Reginald Fong, Sanjay Konakondla, Clemens M. Schirmer, Michel Lacroix

Abstract

Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Neurosurgical intervention to preserve life has long standing impacts on patients and their families, which gives importance to pre-operative considerations on prospectively estimated quality of life with subsequent issues of ethics, and socio-economic burdens. Guidelines from the recent literature are reviewed for both medical and surgical options for severe TBI.