Hypodensities detected at 1.5-3 h after intracerebral hemorrhage better predicts secondary neurological deterioration.


Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, No. 12 Mid. Wulumuqi Road, Shanghai 200040, China. Electronic address: [Email]


Secondary neurological deterioration in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH) develops within the first 24 or 48 h after ICH onset and appears to portend a poor prognosis. We aimed to verify whether hypodensities within an acute ICH detected by noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) were able to predict secondary neurological deterioration and investigate which monitoring window was of the highest predictive value.


Hypodensities,Intracerebral hemorrhage,Noncontrast computed tomography,Secondary neurological deterioration,Time period,