Hemiparesis without responsible hematomas in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage undergoing early aneurysmal repair

The presence of hemiparesis on arrival in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is presumed to affect their prognosis, and intracranial hematomas with a mass effect responsible for the hemiparesis are frequently observed in these patients. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics and outcomes of patients who presented with hemiparesis on arrival and showed no responsible hematomas (hemiparesis w/o hematoma) having a mass effect on computed tomography.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research

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Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: Circulation - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circulation Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
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Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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