Stereotactic aspiration of thalamic hematoma overall results of 75 aspirated and 70 nonaspirated cases

Hiroshi Niizuma, Tsutomu Yonemitsu, Hidehumi Jokura, Nobukazu Nakasato, Jiro Suzuki, Takashi Yoshimoto

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Abstract

Among 145 cases of spontaneous thalamic hemorrhage, stereotactic aspiration of the hematoma was done in 75 cases in which the hematoma was greater than 6 ml and the limbs on the affected side could not be elevated. Thirty-one of 40 operated cases with a long axis greater than 3.3 cm were capable of returning to useful activity 6 months postoperatively (excellent to fair). The results 6 months from onset in the 145 cases were as follows: 43% excellent or good, 32% fair, 11% poor and 13% dead. These results appear to indicate that stereotactic aspiration can produce improvements in therapeutic results for cases of thalamic hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-444
Number of pages7
JournalStereotactic and functional neurosurgery
Volume54
Issue number1-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Stereotactic surgery
  • Thalamic hematoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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