Early decompressive surgery after combined intra-venous thrombolysis and endovascular stroke treatment


Ozdemir O. , ÖZBEK Z. , VURAL M. , DURMAZ R. , Cosan E., ARSLANTAŞ A. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY, cilt.122, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 122
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2014.04.011
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY

Özet

Background and purpose: The prognosis of malignant middle cerebral artery infarctions (MCA) is poor. The poor prognosis is attributable to the severe cerebral edema that causes a brain herniation and death. Decompressive surgery reduces mortality and may further improve patient outcomes. However, the safety and effectiveness of decompressive surgery in patients who underwent combined intravenous (IV) thrombolysis and endovascular stroke treatment are not certain. Moreover, the evidence on the timing of decompressive surgery is lacking.