Anatomy and physiology of cisternostomy

Giovanni Grasso, Iype Cherian, Sunil Munakomi, Antonio Bernardo

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Cisternostomy is defined as opening the basal cisterns to atmospheric pressure. This technique helps to reduce the intracranial pressure in severe head trauma as well as other conditions when the so-called sudden "brain swelling" troubles the surgeon. We elaborated the surgical anatomy of this procedure as well as the proposed physiology of how cisternostomy works. This novel technique may change the current trends in neurosurgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10-
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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