Massive cerebral infarction with malignant brain edema has poor prognosis with very high mortality, despite aggressive medical treatment. Surgical decompression is recommended by Chinese and international clinical guidelines for patients with massive cerebral infarction, however, there is no standardized diagnosis and treatment protocol in clinical practice. Following the principle of evidence-based medicine and based on the diagnosis and treatment norms of the participating hospitals of Severe Ischaemic Stroke Collaboration in recent years, we recommend this consensus statement of the standardized surgical decompression for malignant brain edema in massive cerebral infarction.
Citation： GUO Rui, YU Zhiyuan, WU Simiao, REN Yutao, GUO Fuqiang, DUAN Jinfeng, LI Zuoxiao, YANG Dongdong, WU Bihua, WANG Chun, LING Tianjin, ZHANG Hao, ZHANG Shihong, HAO Zilong, LIU Yi, YOU Chao, LIU Ming, on behalf of Severe Ischaemic Stroke Collaboration Group. Evidence-based consensus statement of the standardized surgical decompression for massive cerebral infarction with malignant brain edema. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2021, 21(5): 503-513. doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.202012011 Copy