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Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Apr;32(4):E3. doi: 10.3171/2012.1.FOCUS11362.

Minimally invasive treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle, Washington 98122, USA. emun.abdu@swedish.org

Abstract

Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage is a serious public health problem and is fatal in 30%-50% of all occurrences. The role of open surgical management of supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage is still unresolved. A recent consensus conference sponsored by the National Institutes of Health suggests that minimally invasive techniques to evacuate clots appear to be a promising area and warrant further investigation. In this paper the authors review past, current, and potential future methods of treating intraparenchymal hemorrhages with minimally invasive techniques and review new data regarding the role of stereotactically placed catheters and thrombolytics.

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22463113
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10.3171/2012.1.FOCUS11362
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