Acute surgery for intracerebral haematomas caused by rupture of an intracranial arterial aneurysm. A prospective randomized study

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1988;90(3-4):81-3. doi: 10.1007/BF01560559.


In a randomized prospective study, 15 patients with an intracerebral haematoma caused by an intracranial aneurysm were treated concervatively and 15 operated on as an emergency. Mortality was 12/15 (80%) in the conservative group and 4/15 (27%) in the surgical group. The difference is statistically significant. The deaths in the conservative group were caused by both the primary haematoma and rebleeding. The results suggest that intracerebral haematomas caused by rupture of an intracranial aneurysm should be evacuated immediately, and that the aneurysm should be clipped at the same operation.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Female
  • Hematoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Hematoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging
  • Prospective Studies
  • Random Allocation
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / surgery*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed