Decompressive Hemicraniectomy in a South American Population – Morbidity and Outcomes Analysis


BACKGROUND Malignant cerebral artery strokes have a poor prognosis, with nearly 80% of mortality in some series despite intensive care. After a large randomized trial, decompressive hemicraniectomy has been performed more often in stroke patients. Here, we describe patients in a tertiary teaching hospital in Brazil, emphasizing the impact of age on outcomes… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146747


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