Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 95, Issue 3–4, pp 99–101 | Cite as

The impact of rebleeding on the life time probabilities of different outcomes in patients with ruptured intracranial aneurysms

A theoretical evaluation
  • V. Eskesen
  • J. Rosenørn
  • K. Schmidt
Clinical Articles


In order to strengthen patient-information a theoretical evaluation of the impact of rebleeding on the life time probabilities of different outcomes in patients with an aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) has been made using a life table method. The calculations were performed for SAH-presenting ages from 20 to 70 years assuming a rate of rebleeding of 50% in the first 6 months after the initial bleeding with a mortality rate of 70%, and the following years an annual rate of rebleeding of 3%, and with a mortality rate of 60%. A survey of the life time probabilities of the 4 different outcomes after an aneurysmal SAH shows the great life time reducing effect of rebleedings in all SAH-presenting ages.


Cerebral aneurysm prognosis rebleed subarachnoid haemorrhage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Eskesen
    • 2
  • J. Rosenørn
    • 1
  • K. Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.The Department of NeurosurgeryCopenhagen County HospitalGlostrup
  2. 2.The Department of NeurosurgeryCopenhagen Municipal HospitalHvidovreDenmark

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