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Table 6 Surgery-related complication after decompressive craniectomy

From: Prediction of early mortality after primary decompressive craniectomy in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

  Total (104) Mortality (32) No mortality (72) p value
Hydrocephalus 11 (10.6%) 1 (3.1%) 10 (13.9%) 0.16
Extra-axial fluid collection 20 (19.2%) 2 (6.3%) 18 (25%) 0.005***
Post-operative CSF leak 6 (5.8%) 3 (2.9%) 3 (4.2%) 0.7
Wound infection 6 (5.8%) 3 (2.9%) 3 (4.2%) 0.7
Post-operative acute hematoma 8 (7.7%) 5 (15.6%) 5 (4.2%) 0.08
Skin flap ischemia 5(4.8%) 3 (9.4%) 2 (2.8%) 0.5
  1. ***denote a highly significant statistical difference