Edaravone Therapy Could be a Substitute for Decompressive Craniotomy/Craniectomy for Large Ischemic Stroke in Remote Areas with no Neurosurgeons

Seidu A. Richard

Abstract


The incidence of stroke has been a major task for medics and relatives globally. Stroke is the second most frequent disease with high morbidity as well as mortality worldwide. This is a very short and focus review on edaravone therapy. Due to the success story of edaravone in the management of stroke, it could be beneficial for severe stroke patients. The impact of edaravone was highest in the most severely afflicted stroke patients with National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores ≥15 during admission. Large-artery atherosclerosis or cardioembolism stroke subtypes had the highest NIHSS scores. On the other hand, decompressive craniectomy is the resection of part of the skull so that edematous brain tissue can herniate outside. It is thus advocated that, edaravone therapy could be a substitute for decompressive craniotomy for large ischemic stroke in remote facilities with no neurosurgeons.

Keywords


Edaravone, Decompressive, Craniotomy, Craniectomy, Stroke

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