Changing prognosis of primary intracerebral hemorrhage: results of a clinical and computed tomographic follow-up study of 104 patients.
One hundred four consecutive cases of primary intracerebral hemorrhage hospitalized at the time of stroke were followed until death or for 1 year. All were treated nonsurgically. The 30-day mortality rate was 30%. Good clinical outcome and complete resolution of the lesion on computed tomography were observed in 49 and 13% of patients, respectively. Age, state of consciousness, and size of the hemorrhage on computed tomography scan were reliable prognostic indicators. The long-term survival rate, 66%, was higher than that previously reported and should be considered in future trials evaluating medical and surgical treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage.
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