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Neurological Outcome after Decompressive Craniectomy (DC) in 39 Patients Suffering from Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) Infarction

  • T. von Wild
  • G. H. Schneider
  • T. Bardt
  • W. Lanksch
  • A. Unterberg
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 79)

Abstract

Objectives:Cerebral lobe infarction caused by traumatic brain contusion, arterial vascular spasm or occlusion, with malignant brain edema may lead to intracranial hypertension resistant to all medical treatments. In selected cases, DC therefore may be indicated, but is controversial.

Keywords

Cerebral Blood Flow Middle Cerebral Artery Intracranial Hypertension Decompressive Craniectomy Glasgow Outcome Score 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. von Wild
    • 1
  • G. H. Schneider
    • 1
  • T. Bardt
    • 1
  • W. Lanksch
    • 1
  • A. Unterberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department NeurosurgeryCharité, Campus Virchow, Humboldt UniversityBerlinGermany

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