Functional Outcome After Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Dominant or Non-Dominant Malignant Middle Cerebral Infarcts

@inproceedings{Alam2017FunctionalOA,
  title={Functional Outcome After Decompressive Craniectomy in Patients with Dominant or Non-Dominant Malignant Middle Cerebral Infarcts},
  author={Bilal Kamal Alam and Ahmed Hussain Shah Bukhari and Salman Assad and Pir Muhammad Siddique and Haider Ghazanfar and Muhammad Junaid Niaz and Maryam Kundi and Saima Shah and Maimoona Siddiqui},
  booktitle={Cureus},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND  The use of decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been studied in the setting of different conditions, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. The rationale of this study is to determine the functional outcome after DC in patients with malignant MCA infarcts. METHODS  A longitudinal cohort study was performed based on patients diagnosed with malignant MCA territory infarction admitted to the Neurosurgery… CONTINUE READING

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