Characteristics of perihematomal edema after intracerebral hemorrhage in patients with active cancer

Takeaway

  • Patients with cancer and no evidence of central nervous system (CNS) disease who develop intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) exhibit large perihematomal edema (PHE) volumes and more PHE relative to ICH volume, and platelet transfusions after ICH appear to have an effect on increased PHE growth.

Why this matters

    Understanding the characteristics of hematoma and PHE volumes in patients with active cancer will lead to improved treatment options in this patient population.