Alison McKenna, Colin F. Wilson, Sheena B. Caldwell, David Curran
Abstract:Decompressive hemicraniectomy has been used increasingly in recent years to treat malignant middle cerebral artery territory infarction. This review examines functional outcome data, with the novel analysis of outcomes according to temporal periods post-surgery. Case series data were pooled to determine significant correlates of outcome. Severe disability was frequently the outcome among survivors within one month post-surgery. Time and rehabilitation were later reflected, with fewer deaths and the emergence o…
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