Decompressive craniectomy for cerebral infarction. An experimental study in rats.

  title={Decompressive craniectomy for cerebral infarction. An experimental study in rats.},
  author={Michael Forsting and W. Reith and Wolf R{\"u}diger Sch{\"a}bitz and Sabine Heiland and R{\"u}diger von Kummer and Werner Hacke and Klaus Sartor},
  volume={26 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Acute ischemia in the territory of the carotid artery can lead to massive cerebral edema with raised intracranial pressure and progression to coma and death due to uncal, cingulate, or tonsillar herniation. Thus far, only anecdotal experience with supratentorial ischemia treated by decompressive craniectomy has been reported; and there are no published experimental data dealing with this kind of therapy in acute supratentorial stroke. In this study, we present our results… CONTINUE READING
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