Emergent decompressive craniectomy in patients with fixed dilated pupils due to cerebral venous and dural sinus thrombosis: report of three cases.

@article{Stefini1999EmergentDC,
  title={Emergent decompressive craniectomy in patients with fixed dilated pupils due to cerebral venous and dural sinus thrombosis: report of three cases.},
  author={Roberto Stefini and Nicola Latronico and Claudio Cornali and Frank Anthony Rasulo and Angelo Bollati},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={626-9; discussion 629-30}
}
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Cerebral venous and dural sinus thrombosis is a rare cause of stroke. Although morbidity and mortality have greatly decreased in recent years as a result of early diagnosis and timely medical treatment, when coma occurs the prognosis remains poor. We evaluated whether emergent decompressive craniectomy has a role in the treatment of patients with brain herniation from dural sinus thrombosis and hemorrhagic infarct. CLINICAL PRESENTATION Three patients developed large… CONTINUE READING

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