Decompressive hemicraniectomy in a 6-year-old male after unilateral hemispheric stroke: Case report and review

Max C. Lee, Jeffrey I. Frank, Madelyn Kahana, James H. Tonsgard, David M. Frim

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We report the case of a 6-year-old male who underwent a hemicraniectomy after a right-sided middle cerebral arterial infarct. This is the youngest patient reported to have undergone this procedure for stroke-associated brain swelling. This case illustrates that hemicraniectomy for stroke can be performed safely in pediatric patients, with potential brain- and lifesaving benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric neurosurgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2003



  • Hemicraniectomy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatrics
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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