International Journal of Clinical Medicine

Volume 3, Issue 4 (July 2012)

ISSN Print: 2158-284X   ISSN Online: 2158-2882

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Decompressive Craniectomy in Posterior Fossa Ischemic Stroke

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DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.34059    6,307 Downloads   9,848 Views  


Ischemic damage produced in the posterior cerebral territory causes significant morbidity and urgently must be considered if the patient need a surgical attitude. Surgical decompression by suboccipital craniectomy seams to be effective to treat secondary edema due to cerebellar damage or in posterior fossa, when medical treatment is not able to control side effects. We report a clinical case of a patient with a subacute ischemic infarction in the vertebro-basilar territory, with perilesional edema, and a posterior fossa decompressive craniectomy (DC) was carried out.

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L. Santana-Cabrera, G. Pérez-Acosta, C. Rodríguez-Escot, R. Lorenzo-Torrent and M. Sánchez-Palacios, "Decompressive Craniectomy in Posterior Fossa Ischemic Stroke," International Journal of Clinical Medicine, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 302-303. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.34059.

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