Early decompressive hemicraniectomy in older patients with nondominant hemispheric infarction improves outcome.

Abstract

To answer the questions regarding the efficacy of hemicraniectomy in older patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarctions, several facts and open questions must be considered. First, the natural course of complete middle cerebral artery infarctions is associated with early death in 70% to 80% of cases. This “malignant” and deadly course can also… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.603597

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@article{Juettler2011EarlyDH, title={Early decompressive hemicraniectomy in older patients with nondominant hemispheric infarction improves outcome.}, author={Eric Juettler and Werner Hacke}, journal={Stroke}, year={2011}, volume={42 3}, pages={843-4} }