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Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke 

Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke
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Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke
Author(s):

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199843626.003.0008
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date: 15 September 2019

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.

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