Endoscopic surgery versus medical treatment for spontaneous intracerebral hematoma: a randomized study.

  title={Endoscopic surgery versus medical treatment for spontaneous intracerebral hematoma: a randomized study.},
  author={Ludwig M. Auer and Wolfgang Deinsberger and Kurt Niederkorn and G{\"u}nther Gell and Reinhold Kleinert and Guenther Schneider and Peter Holzer and Gwen Bone and Michael Mokry and Eva Koerner},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={70 4},
A controlled randomized study of endoscopic evacuation versus medical treatment was performed in 100 patients with spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral (subcortical, putaminal, and thalamic) hematomas. Patients with aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, brain tumors, or head injuries were excluded. Criteria for inclusion were as follows: patients' age between 30 and 80 years; a hematoma volume of more than 10 cu cm; the presence of neurological or consciousness impairment; the… CONTINUE READING


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