Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) accounts for 10–20% of all strokes [1, 2], with an estimated 37, 000 patients affected each year in the United States . It is more than twice as common as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and is more likely to result in death or major disability than ischemic stroke or SAH . Each year, more than 20, 000 Americans die from ICH and an estimated 7000 operations are performed in the United States for evacuation of ICH . Despite available guidelines for medical and surgical treatment of ICH , management varies greatly throughout the world .
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|