Role of neurosurgery in the management of stroke

Gohar Javed, Muhammad Zubair Tahir, Syed Ather Enam

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Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. The aim of treatment in stroke patients is to prevent further neurologic deterioration and prevent recurrence. Despite all advances in medical treatment, morbidity and mortality in stroke patients is still very high. The other alternative is surgical treatment, which still lacks class 1 evidence. However there is recent reconsideration of this form of treatment and ongoing trials are showing some promising results. In this review the recent advances in surgical treatment of stroke will be discussed along with recommendations from the latest randomized trials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


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