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Stereotactic aspiration of thalamic hematoma. Overall results of 75 aspirated and 70 nonaspirated cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2080362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 145 cases of spontaneous thalamic hemorrhage, stereotactic aspiration of the hematoma was done in 75 cases in which the hematoma was greater than 6 ml and the limbs on the affected side could not be elevated. Thirty-one of 40 operated cases with a long axis greater than 3.3 cm were capable of returning to useful activity 6 months postoperatively (excellent to fair). The results 6 months from onset in the 145 cases were as follows: 43% excellent or good, 32% fair, 11% poor and 13% dead. These results appear to indicate that stereotactic aspiration can produce improvements in therapeutic results for cases of thalamic hemorrhage.
H Niizuma; T Yonemitsu; H Jokura; N Nakasato; J Suzuki; T Yoshimoto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery     Volume:  54-55     ISSN:  1011-6125     ISO Abbreviation:  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-26     Completed Date:  1991-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902881     Medline TA:  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  438-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Sendai National Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Aged, 80 and over
Cerebral Hemorrhage / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma / surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / etiology*
Stereotaxic Techniques / instrumentation*
Suction / instrumentation*
Thalamic Diseases / surgery*

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