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Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke

Eelco F. M Wijdicks and Alejandro A Rabinstein

in Neurocritical Care

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199843626
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322855 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0008

Series: What Do I Do Now

Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke

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Large hemispheric ischemic strokes may swell, and decompressive craniectomy is sometimes the only way to salvage the patient from certain neurologic death. Not everyone is persuaded by this last-resort measure. Who benefits and how much is discussed.

Chapter.  1367 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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