Decompression craniotomy

Kilincer C., Asil T., Utku U., Balci K., Hamacioglu M. K.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.107, no.6, pp.1276-1277, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 107 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1743132811y.0000000017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1276-1277
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Object. Middle cerebral artery infarction often occurs at a younger age than other strokes and is associated with significant rates of mortality and morbidity. After a period of pessimism regarding decompressive hemicraniectomy in the management of acute stroke, the method has reemerged in the past decade. The present study was undertaken to assess the immediate and long-term outcome of this intervention and to help better define the selection criteria for surgery.