Advances and Innovations in Vascular Neurosurgery: Craniectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 11.07.21 AMAnterior and posterior circulation acute ischemic stroke carries significant morbidity and mortality as a result of malignant cerebral edema. Decompressive craniectomy has evolved as a viable neurosurgical intervention in the armamentarium of treatment options for this life-threatening edema. In this review, we highlight the history of craniectomy for stroke and discuss recent data relevant to its efficacy in modern neurosurgical practice.

From: Craniectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke by Ogilvy et al.

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