|4.AUTHOR||Nagaraja-D, Jain-V-K, Venkataramana-N-K, Taly-A-B.|
|TITLE||Surgery in spontaneous intra-cerebral haematoma.|
|SOURCE||J-Assoc-Physicians-India 1989 Dec, VOL: 37 (12), P: 745-7, ISSN: 0004-5772.|
Twenty-six patients of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) were treated by surgical evacuation of clot. Six patients were operated within 24 hour, four on the second day, seven between the third and fifth day and nine after five days. Their therapeutic out-come was compared with an equal number of age, location and severity matched group of patients of ICH who did not undergo surgery. Mortality in surgically treated group (16/26) was comparable to control group (20/26), however, follow up of survivors showed slightly reduced morbidity in operated group. Patients in grade III (level of consciousness) were the only ones who were benefited from surgery. The timing of the surgery did not affect the immediate mortality. Author.
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