MCA infarct and decompressive craniectomy

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Acute onset right sided weakness

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

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

Progression of MCA territory infarct with marked midline shift.

Decompressive craniectomy has been performed.  

Case Discussion

Decompressive craniectomy can be effective in preventing swelling

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Case information

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