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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 15, No. 4, 2008, pp. 48-55
Bioline Code: mj08039
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2008, pp. 48-55

 en Functional outcome at 6 months in surgical treatment of spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH).
Ghani, Abdul Rahman Izaini; John, John Tharakan Kalappurakkal; Idris, Zamzuri; Ghazali, Mazira Mohamad; Murshid, Nur-Leem & Musa, Kamarul Imran


A prospective cohort study was done to evaluate the role of surgery in patients with spontaneous supratentorial intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH) and to identify predictors of outcome including the use of invasive regional cortical cerebral blood flow (rCoBF) and microdialysis. Surgery consisted of craniotomy or decompressive craniectomy. The ventriculostomy for intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and drainage and regional cortical cerebral blood flow (rCoBF) and microdialysis were performed in all subjects. Pre and post operative information on subjects were collected. The study end points was functional outcome at 6 months based on a dichotomised Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS).The selected clinical, radiological, biochemical and treatment factors that may influence the functional outcome were analysed for its significance. A total of 36 patients were recruited with 27(75%) patients had Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) between 5 to 8 on admission and 9(25%) were admitted with GCS of 9. At 6 months, 86 % had a poor or unfavorable outcome (GOS I-III) and 14% had good or favorable outcome (GOS IV-V). The mortality rate at 6 months was 55%.Univariate analysis for the functional outcome identified 2 significant variables, the midline shift (p=0.013) and mean lactate:pyruvate ratio (p=0.038). Multivariate analysis identified midline shift as the single significant independent predictor of functional outcome (p=0.013).Despite aggressive regional cortical cerebral blood flow (rCoBF) and microdialysis study for detection of early ischemia, surgical treatment for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage only benefited a small number of patients in terms of favorable outcome (14%) and in the majority of patients (86%), the outcome was unfavorable. Patients with midline shift > 5mm has almost 21 times higher chances (adj) OR 20.8 of being associated with poor outcome (GOS I-III).

intracerebral haemorrhage, regional cortical cerebral blood flow (rCoBF), surgery, Glasgow Outcome Scale.

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