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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Hemicraniectomy After Stroke Improves Survival — Physician’s First Watch

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March 24, 2014

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Hemicraniectomy After Stroke Improves Survival

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

After an infarct in the region of the middle cerebral artery, a hemicraniectomy allows pressure to be directed outward instead of toward the brainstem. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report exploring its use in older patients, in whom it nearly tripled survival outcomes without severe disability.

Reader Comments (2)

ISAAC BEN-SIRA Physician, Ophthalmology, Retired

Great idea

MARK OSBORN

Interesting

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