MCA infarct and decompressive craniectomy

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Acute onset right sided weakness

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
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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