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Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke 

Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke
Decompressive Craniectomy in Acute Stroke

Eelco F. M Wijdicks

and Alejandro A Rabinstein

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date: 12 August 2020

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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