SEYMOUR L. POLLACK, M.D.; RICHARD M. PADDISON, M.D.
In spite of increased neurosurgical intervention, spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage remains a grave condition, and there has been little reduction in the over-all mortality save in small, selected groups of cases. There continues to be considerable controversy over the management of the patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage. The indications for surgery are not clearly defined. There is a need for detailed study of the long-term prognosis of ruptured, intracranial aneurysms, conservatively and surgically treated.1
Aneurysms of the circle of Willis are the single most common cause of bleeding, but in many instances the origin of the subarachnoid hemorrhage is obscure, in spite
POLLACK SL, PADDISON RM. PROGNOSIS IN SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:1088–1098. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1088
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1088-1098.
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