Positional neurological improvement following sinking skin flap syndrome

Ziyal M. I. , Özişik P. , Akbay A., Türk C., Bakar B., ÖZCAN Ö.

Turkish Neurosurgery, vol.15, no.4, pp.200-202, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : Turkish Neurosurgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-202
  • Keywords: Parasagittal meningioma, Sinking skin flap syndrome, Tumor


A 70-year-old male was operated for bilateral parasagittal meningioma. He suffered bilateral venous infarcts postoperatively. The craniotomy flap was removed and a duraplasty procedure was performed. One month later, the patient deteriorated with sinking of his skin flap. Holding the patient intermittently in Trendelenburg's position improved his neurological status.