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Fisher scale

The Fisher Grade classifies the appearance of subarachnoid hemorrhage on CT scan:

1

No hemorrhage evident.

2

Subarachnoid hemorrhage less than 1mm thick.

3

Subarachnoid hemorrhage more than 1mm thick.

4

Subarachnoid hemorrhage of any thickness with intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) or parenchymal extension.

Reference

Fisher C, Kistler J, Davis J (1980). “Relation of cerebral vasospasm to subarachnoid hemorrhage visualized by computerized tomographic scanning”. Neurosurgery 6 (1): 1–9.

see Modified Fisher scale

Elderly patients, and especially the subgroup with a Fisher Scale 3 bleeding pattern, had a high risk for an unfavorable outcome, whereas the subgroup of Non perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage NPM-SAH without a Fisher Grade 3 bleeding pattern had a favorable outcome, similar to perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage (PM)-SAH.

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