Early versus late surgical decompression in patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarction


Yilmaz D., Eryildiz E. S., Ozkara E., ÖZBEK Z., ÖZDEMİR A. Ö.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, vol.35, no.4, pp.171-176, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/nsn.2018.10669
  • Journal Name: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-176
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Malignant cerebral edema accompanying ischemic stroke is life threatening. Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DHC) has been suggested as an alternative or adjunct therapeutic strategy for cerebral edema in order to decrease mortality and enhance functional outcomes because medical treatment alone is mostly insufficient. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of early DHC in patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction.