Effectiveness and problems of decompressive craniectomy for brain infarction

S. Tsugane, M. Oheda, A. Tsurumi, N. Suzaki & T. Takahashi
Objective: The Japanese Guidelines for the Management of Stroke 2009 strongly recommend the decompressive craniectomy for the treatment of a malignant middle cerebral artery infarction in case of not an advanced age (from 18 to 60 years old), mild consciousness disturbance, etc. Antiplatelet agents [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]