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Nontraumatic intracerebellar hematomas: prognostic value of volumetric evaluation by computed tomography.
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PMID:  6495159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-two consecutive cases of nontraumatic intracerebellar hematomas detected by computed tomography are reviewed. A strong correlation was found between the clinical course and the volumetrically calculated size of the hematomas. Prompt evacuation has the best prognosis in cases that have an acute or subacute course (hematoma size, 22.5 to 66 cm3). Conservative treatment was most successful in chronic cases (hematoma size, 8 to 16 cm3). Surgical treatment should be the treatment of choice in very acute cases also (hematoma size, over 70 cm3) if the hematoma is diagnosed immediately after the onset of bleeding. Early detection and volumetric evaluation by computed tomography have great prognostic value for managing nontraumatic intracerebellar hematomas.
A Zieger; D Vonofakos; W I Steudel; G Düsterbehn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1984 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-23     Completed Date:  1984-11-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cerebellar Diseases / radiography*,  surgery
Hematoma / radiography*,  surgery
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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