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Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: April 2010 - Volume 22 - Issue 2 - p 157
doi: 10.1097/ANA.0b013e3181c9f7d8
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Cerebral Hemodynamic Changes in Severe Head Injury Patients Undergoing Decompressive Craniectomy: Erratum

In the article “Cerebral Hemodynamic Changes in Severe Head Injury Patients Undergoing Decompressive Craniectomy” on pages 342-344 of the October 2009 issue of Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, some discrepancies in the Results, Discussion and Tables occurred.

Concerning the results section (page 342), the mortality rate was 27% (n=7) after ICU (this part of the sentence is missing), and the 6-month mortality was 31% (n=8) as stated in Table 6.

Concerning the discussion section (page 342 and page 344), a typing error occurred. The corrected sentences are:

“This improvement is immediate, symmetric and long-lasting with an overall mortality rate of 27% after ICU, 31% at 6 months, and a good outcome 6 months after the injury (GOS 4 and 5) for 42% of patients as stated in Table 6.”

“We found that 5 of our patients (19%) were vegetative after the ICU stay but 6 months after trauma, only 4 (16%) were still awake. Six month after injury, 11 patients had a good recovery (42% of GOS 4 and 5) corresponding to 61% of survivors.”

These discrepancies do not modify the conclusion.


1. Daboussi A, Minville V, Foucras SL, et al. Cerebral hemodynamic changes in severe head injury patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2009;21:339–345.
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