Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 2 Issue: 5

Outcome of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in the Elderly: Retrospective Study of a Contemporary Cohort Treated in a Regional Neuroscience Centre

KH Carlos Chung1,2,3*, Louise Dulhanty1, Amit Herwadkar2, Jeremy Holland1 and Hiren C Patel1
1Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, M6 8HD, United Kingdom
2Department of Neuroradiology, Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, M6 8HD, United Kingdom
3Department of Neurosurgery, St Vincent’s Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065, Australia
Corresponding author : Carlos Chung KH
Greater Manchester Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, M6 8HD, United Kingdom
Tel: +61-3-92882211
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 04, 2013 Accepted: November 28, 2013 Published: December 04, 2013
Citation: Carlos Chung KH, Dulhanty L, Herwadkar A, Holland J, Patel1 HC (2013) Outcome of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in the Elderly: Retrospective Study of a Contemporary Cohort Treated in a Regional Neuroscience Centre. J Spine Neurosurg 2:5. doi:10.4172/2325-9701.1000126

Abstract

Outcome of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage in the Elderly: Retrospective Study of a Contemporary Cohort Treated in a Regional Neuroscience Centre

The incidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) increases with age, and together with the elderly constituting a significant and growing proportion of the population in developed countries, this poses unique challenges to the healthcare system. Treatment of SAH in the elderly is traditionally underrepresented due to pessimism toward its outcome. With recent advances in management techniques, it has been suggested that elderly patients with SAH may benefit from treatment.

Keywords: Aneurysm; Cerebral aneurysm; Elderly; Prognosis

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