Hemicraniectomy in elderly patients with space occupying media infarction: improved survival but poor functional outcome.

@article{Holtkamp2001HemicraniectomyIE,
  title={Hemicraniectomy in elderly patients with space occupying media infarction: improved survival but poor functional outcome.},
  author={Martin Holtkamp and Katharina Buchheim and Andreas Unterberg and Oskar Hoffmann and Eva Schielke and John R. Weber and Florian Masuhr},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={226-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the survival rate and functional outcome in elderly patients with space occupying supratentorial infarction who underwent hemicraniectomy compared with those who received medical treatment alone. METHODS All patients older than 55 years with space occupying middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction treated in our clinic between January 1998 and July 1999 were included in this retrospective analysis. Patients were eligible for decompressive surgery if they were younger than… CONTINUE READING

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