By Senior Registrar Department of Anaesthesia Nian Chih Hwang, Peng Jin London Lucien Ooi
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A history of deterioration of the GCS over a short time (for example, previously talking but now obtunded) is very suspicious of ICH. In such patients and in comatose patients (a GCS of less than or equal to 8), one will have to determine the appropriateness of securing the patient’s airway via endotracheal intubation. g. malignancy, serious organ failure) and presenting neurologic status should be considered prior to endotracheal intubation. In general, the age limit of 70 years is an initial guide.
CT brain 34 J Thomas scan is required to evaluate the cause of deterioration and determine the correct course of intervention. The role of haematoma evacuation to restore neurologic deficit or improve neurologic recovery (in the absence of deterioration in GCS) is controversial but is under investigation. Initial conservative management with further investigation The investigations are cerebral angiography and MRI brain scan. These are reserved for patients with atypical clinical or radiological features.
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Acute Surgical Management by Senior Registrar Department of Anaesthesia Nian Chih Hwang, Peng Jin London Lucien Ooi