When is surgery indicated in the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: David S Liebeskind, MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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A potential treatment for hemorrhagic stroke is surgical evacuation of the hematoma. However, the role of surgical treatment for supratentorial intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial. Outcomes in published studies are conflicting. The international multicenter Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage (STICH), which compared early surgery with initial conservative treatment, failed to demonstrate a surgery-related benefit. [47]


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