Context Patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction are prone to a mortality rate of 70–80%. Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been used as an important treatment modality to control refractory intracranial hypertension.
Background Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck, upper limb, and upper back pain. In severe cases, neurological deficit might occur. It is surgically treated anteriorly or posteriorly, anteriorly through both cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using cages alone or using cages plus plating.