Ultra-early decompressive craniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction.

@article{Cho2003UltraearlyDC,
  title={Ultra-early decompressive craniectomy for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction.},
  author={D Y Cho and Tsun-Chung Chen and Han-Chun Lee},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={227-32; discussion 232-3}
}
BACKGROUND Early surgical decompressive craniectomy (less than 24 hours) for malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MCA) provides life-saving benefits. Detection of the infarction territory with computed tomography (CT) scan is usually less sensitive and delayed than diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) that is capable of defecting the infarction territory in as little as 5 minutes after onset. Based on the DWI and clinical neurologic evaluations, ultra-early (less than 6 hours) decompressive… CONTINUE READING
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