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Letter

Rapid detection of recurrent intraventricular hemorrhage by ultrasound in a multiple trauma patient who had undergone craniectomy

Yu-Zhi Gao12, Guang-Ju Zhou1, Mao Zhang1*, Shou-Quan Chen3 and Jian-Xin Gan1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine; Research Institute of Emergency Medicine Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China

2 Research fellow, from Department of Emergency Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325000, China

3 Department of Emergency Medicine, the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325000, China

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Critical Care 2012, 16:459  doi:10.1186/cc11509

Published: 8 November 2012

Abstract

Ultrasound may be a useful tool to evaluate intracranial abnormalities in critically ill patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy. We present a multiple trauma patient who had undergone craniectomy and in whom recurrent intraventricular hemorrhage and patterns of cerebral blood flow were rapidly detected by ultrasound.