Hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: current status and future directions.

@article{Neugebauer2014HemicraniectomyFM,
  title={Hemicraniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction: current status and future directions.},
  author={Hermann Neugebauer and Eric Juettler},
  journal={International journal of stroke : official journal of the International Stroke Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={460-7}
}
Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction is a life-threatening sub-type of ischemic stroke that may only be survived at the expense of permanent disability. Decompressive hemicraniectomy is an effective surgical therapy to reduce mortality and improve functional outcome without promoting most severe disability. Evidence derives from three European randomized controlled trials in patients up to 60 years. The recently finished DEcompressive Surgery for the Treatment of malignant INfarction of… CONTINUE READING
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