Treatment of intracerebellar haemorrhage: Poor outcome and high long-term mortality.

Treatment of intracerebellar haemorrhage: Poor outcome and high long-term mortality. Surg Neurol Int. 2017;8:272 Authors: Satopää J, Meretoja A, Koivunen RJ, Mustanoja S, Putaala J, Kaste M, Strbian D, Tatlisumak T, Niemelä MR Abstract Background: Intracerebellar haemorrhage constitutes around 10% of all spontaneous, non-aneurysmal intracerebral haemorrhages (ICHs) and often carries a grim prognosis. In symptomatic patients, surgical evacuation is usually regarded the standard treatment. Our objective was to compare the in-hospital mortality and functional outcome at hospital discharge in either medically or surgically treated patients, and the impact of either treatment on long-term mortality after a cerebellar ICH. Methods: An observational, retrospective, single-centre consecutive series of 114 patients with cerebellar ICH. We assessed the effect of different demographic factors on functional outcome and in-hospital mortality using logistic regression. We also divided the patients in medical and surgical treatment groups based on how they had been treated and compared the clinical and radiological parameters, in-hospital, and long-term mortality in the different groups. Results: In our series, 38 patients (33.3%) underwent haematoma evacuation and 76 (66.7%) received medical treatment. Glasgow coma scale
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