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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1997;26(12): 1667-1672.
The Significance of Intraocular Hemorrhage in Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
Chang Hwa Choi, Young Woo Lee, Jong Soo Lee, Boo Seob Eum
1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Seoul, Korea.
A sudden increase in intracranial pressure due to spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage or head trauma may result in intraocular hemorrhage. To determine the prognostic implications, the incidence of this after SAH, and 157 consecutive patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage were prospectively studied by means of indirect fundoscopy. In 20(12.7%) of these patients, intraocular hemorrhage was seen on initial examination. Mean initial Hunt and Hess and Fisher CT grades were higher in SAH patients with intraocular hemorrhage than in those without(3.57 and 3.57 ; 2.56 and 2.70, respectively, the differences were those without statistically significant. The anatomic distribution of ruptured aneurysm was different in patients with intraocular hemorrhage and thoes without. The overall mortality rate was 19%(26 of 137 patients), but 50%(10 of 20 patients) with intraocular hemorrhage died. Based on the results of the above study we can conclude that in cases of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraocular hemorrhage is not infrequent and that its prognosis is poor.
Key Words: Intraocular hemorrhage; Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage; Prognosis
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