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Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)

Hemorrhage, or bleeding, within the skull.

Affects up to 1% of patients on oral anticoagulation per year, and is the most feared and devastating complication of this treatment. After such an event, it is unclear whether anticoagulant therapy should be resumed. Such a decision hinges upon the assessment of the competing risks of haematoma growth or recurrent ICH and thromboembolic events. ICH location and the risk for ischaemic cerebrovascular event seem to be the key factors that lead to risk/benefit balance of restarting anticoagulation after ICH.



Infratentorial hemorrhage

Supratentorial hemorrhage.

The other category of intracranial hemorrhage is:

Subdural hematoma

Epidural hematoma

Subarachnoid hemorrhage, which all occur within the skull but outside of the brain tissue.

Intraparenchymal hemorrhage


Anticoagulation associated intracranial hemorrhage (ICH).

Intracranial hemorrhage after mechanical thrombectomy

intracranial_hemorrhage.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/06 10:38 by administrador