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Korean J Cerebrovasc Dis. 2002 Mar;4(1):31-34. Korean. Original Article.
Kim DS , Yoo DS , Huh PW , Kim JK , Cho KS , Kang JK .
Department of Neurosurgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijongbu St. Mary's Hospital, Uijeongbu, Korea. pilbrain@cmc.cuk.ac.kr
Abstract

Intracranial aneurysms are the most common source of nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) in elderly patients. Despite the fact that more patients who present with SAH are middle-aged, the age-specific incidence for SAH increases with increasing age. The elderly patients with aneurysmal SAH have a trend toward poor outcome. Furthermore there are age-associated factors that increase perioperative and postoperative risks. In this paper, authors will review and discuss the reason why older patients have a poorer outcome and management for aneurysmal SAH in geriatric patients.

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