Specific treatment of subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebral venous thrombosis

Michael G. Hennerici, Rolf Kern, Kristina Szabo and Johannes Binder

in Stroke

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Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199582808
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739651 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Neurology Library

Specific treatment of subarachnoid        haemorrhage and cerebral venous thrombosis

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• Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of an intracranial aneurysm is associated with a high risk of rebleeding and other complications, therefore early intensive care management is indicated. • Microsurgical clipping and endovascular coiling are available for early treatment of aneurysmal SAH and are both safe and effective. If feasible, endovascular treatment is associated with a lower long-term mortality. • Unruptured intracranial aneurysms may require preventive treatment regimens, depending on patient age, size, and site of the aneurysm. • Intravenous or subcutaneous heparin may be considered for treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis with severe clinical presentation, although scientific evidence is lacking.

Chapter.  2460 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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