Decompressive Craniectomy In Malignant Middle Cerebral Artery Infarcts "DECIMAL"


Phase 3 Results

Summary of Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarction have a better clinical outcome after early decompressive surgery compared to standard medical management. Trial Stopped: the study is publiched

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Trial Milestones

The following dates are available for this trial. Trial information last updated on 16 January 2008.

1 Dec 2001 13 Sep 2005 1 May 2006 1 May 2006 1 Sep 2007 Unavailable
Start Date First Received 1st Completion Completion Verification Results

Trial Design

  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Masking: Open Label
  • Purpose: Treatment
  • Endpoint: Efficacy Study
  • Intervention: Parallel Assignment


  • Service de Neurologie Hopital Lariboisere 2 Rue A. Pare, 75010 Paris France