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Some stroke patients may not benefit from immediate surgery

A type of stroke called supratentorial intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) results when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures spontaneously. A study was conducted to examine the benefits of immediate surgery as opposed to close observation. It was found that there was no significant difference in deaths or disability resulting from either method. Although, it was determined that surgery may be more likely to benefit from surgery if their blood clot was near the surface of the brain whereas coma patients were not as likely to benefit from surgery. 20% of all strokes are due to ICH and 40% of ICH patients die with the majority of those who survive being disabled.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Medical News Today

Related Disease Topics:

  • Stroke
  • Supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage
  • ICH

Related Symptom Topics:

  • Ruptured brain blood vessel

Article Source Details

About: Some stroke patients may not benefit from immediate surgery

Date: 28 January 2005

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=19372

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Research
  • Stroke
  • Research and stroke
  • Research and supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Research and ICH
  • Research and ruptured brain blood vessel
  • Research and surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgery and ruptured brain blood vessel
  • Surgery and stroke
  • Surgery and supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage
  • Surgery and ICH

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