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The radiological (CT) and clinical sequelae of primary intracerebral haemorrhage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1773267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the radiological and clinical outcome of primary intracerebral haemorrhage, a prospective study was carried out involving computed tomography (CT) of 388 consecutive Chinese patients admitted with acute stroke to a large public hospital in Hong Kong. Further CT and functional assessment were performed 3 months later in 71% of survivors. The patients were admitted over a 6 month period. 120 (31%) were found to have had presumed primary intracerebral haemorrhage. Of these, 64 patients (53%) died within 3 months. From 40 of the 56 survivors who returned for a follow-up study at 3 months, 30 were functionally independent and five mildly disabled; only five were significantly disabled. Follow-up CT showed no residual lesion in 27%, low attenuation areas in 37%, slit-like lesions in 25% and calcification in 10% of patients. The size of residual lesions correlated statistically with the degree of residual disability, although the association was not close. It is concluded that primary intracerebral haemorrhage accounts for a high percentage of strokes among Hong Kong Chinese with more than half of the patients dying within 3 months. Many survivors, in whom follow-up CT appearances are variable, show good functional recovery.
L Kreel; R Kay; J Woo; H Y Wong; M G Nicholls
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of radiology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-1285     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Radiol     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-02     Completed Date:  1992-03-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373125     Medline TA:  Br J Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-100     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications,  radiography*
Follow-Up Studies
Hematoma / complications,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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