Spontaneous intracerebral haematomas: value of dynamic CT in predicting aetiology
Thirty patients with spontaneous intracerebral haematoma (ICH) were studied by dynamic computed tomography (CT) and cerebral angiography. The prospective predictive value of dynamic CT in demonstrating the underlying aetiology in ICH was evaluated. Dynamic CT correctly predicted 90% of aneurysms, 100% of arteriovenous malformations and 100% of normal studies, as compared to angiography. It can obviate angiography in patients where dynamic CT does not show any vascular abnormality.
key wordsDynamic computed tomography Angiography Lobar haematoma Spontaneous haematoma
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