What is the benefit of surgical intervention in a cerebellar 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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In patients with cerebellar hemorrhage, surgical intervention has been shown to improve outcome if the hematoma is greater than 3 cm in diameter. It can be lifesaving in the prevention of brainstem compression.


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