Black Hole Sign: Novel Imaging Marker That Predicts Hematoma Growth in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

@article{Li2016BlackHS,
  title={Black Hole Sign: Novel Imaging Marker That Predicts Hematoma Growth in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage.},
  author={Qi Li and Gang Zhang and Xin Xiong and Xing-chen Wang and Wen-Song Yang and Ke-Wei Li and Xiao Wei and Peng Xie},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2016},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={1777-81}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Early hematoma growth is a devastating neurological complication after intracerebral hemorrhage. We aim to report and evaluate the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) black hole sign in predicting hematoma growth in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. METHODS Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage were screened for the presence of CT black hole sign on admission head CT performed within 6 hours after onset of symptoms. The black hole sign was defined as… CONTINUE READING
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