Communication Affichée: Best of poster
Titre: Evolution neurologique inattendue après cranioplastie chez un enfant traumatisé crânien grave : cas clinique
Adélie Christiaens (, ), Luc Le Fournier (, ), Charly Gaisne (, ), Marion Beaumesnil (, ), Mathieu Delion (, ), Mickaël Dinomais (, )
Objective : After a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), craniectomy is frequently performed to manage uncontrollable intracranial hypertension. Cranioplasty is often performed after craniectomy to repair the resulting skull defect. Several studies have argued that cranioplasty may improve neurological and particularly neuropsychological status of adults after TBI. Very few studies report this neurological evolution after surgery in children. The aim of this work is to discuss the possible role of cranioplasty in children in improving neurological outcomes, illustrated by a case report of one of our patients getting a cranioplasty after a TBI, and presenting an unexpected neurological improvement.
Keywords : Cranioplasty, craniectomy, TBI, paediatric rehabiliation,