Decompressive hemicraniectomy in children with severe ischemic stroke and life-threatening cerebral edema.

@article{Ramaswamy2008DecompressiveHI,
  title={Decompressive hemicraniectomy in children with severe ischemic stroke and life-threatening cerebral edema.},
  author={Vijay Ramaswamy and Vivek Mehta and Mary Bauman and Lawrence P. Richer and Patti Massicotte and Jerome Yale Yager},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={889-94}
}
Decompressive hemicraniectomy has been discussed as a treatment option that increases survival in adults with malignant stroke. This approach has not been studied extensively in children. From a prospective cohort, we identified 4 children who underwent decompressive hemicraniectomy for malignant infarctions with life-threatening cerebral edema within 72 hours of their stroke. All 4 children had different causes for their stroke and experienced severe cerebral edema with increasing intracranial… CONTINUE READING
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