Comparison of The Decompressive Surgery and Medical Therapy Alone Results in Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarction


ŞENGEZE N., KUTLUHAN S., Karaaslan T.

JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH, vol.33, no.2, pp.296-308, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES-TURKISH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-308
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Decompressive craniectomy is performed in the treatment of malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction as an alternative to medical treatment. The purpose of this cross-sectional trial is to compare the differences in morbidity and mortality rates of malignant MCA infarctions with decompressive surgery in comparison to conservative medical therapy alone (standard antiedema treatment).