Intracerebral hemorrhage

Katja Elfriede Wartenberg, Stephan A. Mayer

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Epidemiology Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is defined as acute, spontaneous, non-traumatic extravasation of blood into the brain parenchyma which may extend to the ventricular system and the subarachnoid space. ICH is responsible for 10-15% of stroke cases in the USA and up to 20-30% in Asian populations Worldwide incidence is 10-20 cases per 100 000 people. The incidence doubles with each decade of life above 45 years. Despite all advances in management and neurocritical care, ICH remains the least treatable form of stroke and therefore carries the highest risk of severe morbidity and mortality compared to ischemic stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Stroke Book, Second Edition
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781139344296
ISBN (Print)9781107634725
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


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