Decompressive hemicraniectomy in subarachnoid haemorrhage: the influence of infarction, haemorrhage and brain swelling.

@article{Gresir2009DecompressiveHI,
  title={Decompressive hemicraniectomy in subarachnoid haemorrhage: the influence of infarction, haemorrhage and brain swelling.},
  author={Erdem G{\"u}resir and Andreas Raabe and Matthias Setzer and Hartmut Vatter and R{\"u}ediger Gerlach and V. Seifert and J{\"u}rgen Beck},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 7},
  pages={799-801}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyse decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) with regard to infarction, haemorrhage or brain swelling. METHODS DHC was performed in 43 of 787 patients with SAH. Patients were stratified according to (1) primary brain swelling without and (2) with additional intracerebral haematoma, (3) secondary brain swelling without rebleeding or infarcts and (4) with infarcts or (5) with rebleeding. Outcome was assessed according to the… CONTINUE READING