Decompressive Craniectomy in Posterior Fossa Ischemic Stroke
Luciano Santana-Cabrera, Guillermo Pérez-Acosta, Cristina Rodríguez-Escot, Rosa Lorenzo-Torrent, Manuel Sánchez-Palacios
Intensive Care Unit, Insular Universitary Hospital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain. South maritime avenue n/n. Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Canary Islands. Spain. Postal Code: 35016.
Intensive Care Unit, Insular Universitary Hospital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain. South maritime avenue n/n. Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Canary Islands. Spain. Postal Code: 35016..
Intensive Care Unit, Insular Universitary Hospital of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas of Gran Canaria, Spain. South maritime avenue n/n.Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. Canary Islands. Spain. Postal Code: 35016.
DOI: 10.4236/ijcm.2012.34059   PDF   HTML   XML   6,534 Downloads   10,577 Views  

Abstract

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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