Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treatments
Treatment for intracerebral hemorrhage depends on:
- The location, extent, and duration of bleeding
- The general condition of the person
Surgery may be required to drain the affected area of blood buildup or to repair the source of bleeding, such as an arteriovenous malformation or aneurysm.
At UPMC, Neuroendoport surgery is the preferred surgical approach for intracerebral hemorrhages within the white matter of the brain (intraparenchymal hematomas).
This minimally invasive technique allows doctors to access and drain the area through a tiny incision in the scalp, in contrast to traditional surgery.
UPMC's neurosurgeons may recommend a combination of surgical and non-surgical approaches to treating intracerebral hemorrhages.
Treatment with drugs that promote clotting can reduce the progression of hematomas if given within four hours of the onset of bleeding. Medications also may be given to reduce blood pressure and to treat multiple symptoms of the hemorrhage, including headache, fever, and seizure.