MCA infarct and decompressive craniectomy

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Acute onset right sided weakness

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Day 1

Modality: CT

Hyperdense MCA sign with a large MCA left territory infarct with midline shift.

Day 2

Modality: CT

Progression of MCA territory infarct with marked midline shift.

Day 3

Modality: CT

Decompressive craniectomy has been performed.  

Case Discussion

Decompressive craniectomy can be effective in preventing swelling

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Case Information

rID: 27908
Case created: 26th Feb 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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