Hemicraniectomy--to halve or halve not.


A large ischemic stroke that is starting to swell is one of the most alarming situations faced by neurologists and neurosurgeons. The problem progresses relentlessly, usually ending in death. This type of ischemic brain swelling has been attributed to edema, but it does not respond to the usual treatments, so it has been called “malignant edema,” although… (More)
DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1315721


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@article{Ropper2014HemicraniectomytoHO, title={Hemicraniectomy--to halve or halve not.}, author={Allan H. Ropper}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={2014}, volume={370 12}, pages={1159-60} }