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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Abstract

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
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Hemicraniectomy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Pediatrics
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Decompressive hemicraniectomy in a 6-year-old male after unilateral hemispheric stroke : Case report and review. / Lee, Max C.; Frank, Jeffrey I.; Kahana, Madelyn; Tonsgard, James H.; Frim, David M.

In: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2003, p. 181-185.

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Lee, Max C. ; Frank, Jeffrey I. ; Kahana, Madelyn ; Tonsgard, James H. ; Frim, David M. / Decompressive hemicraniectomy in a 6-year-old male after unilateral hemispheric stroke : Case report and review. In: Pediatric Neurosurgery. 2003 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 181-185.
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