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Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage

  • Ariel P. SantosEmail author
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Abstract

Patients presenting with the cardinal signs and symptoms of intracranial hemorrhage require rapid assessment and treatment. In addition to the primary and secondary surveys, timely neuroradiologic imaging and swift admission to the stroke and neuroscience ICU is imperative. Computed tomography (CT) scan is considered to be the gold standard and helps to determine the intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) score, a measure of severity. Once ICH is confirmed, appropriate treatment should be initiated as soon as possible based on the etiology and severity of the intracranial hemorrhage.

Keywords

Intracranial hemorrhage Intracranial bleed ICH ICH score 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA

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