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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 14, 2002

TREPHINING FOR CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE.

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JenniferReiling, Assistant Editor

JAMA. 2002;288(6):776. doi:10.1001/jama.288.6.776-JJY20024-3-1

Hemorrhage into the brain occurring as a result of rupture of a diseased blood vessel is not, as a rule, amenable to surgical treatment, although occasionally life may be prolonged or saved by prompt intervention. When, however, the extravasation of blood is due to traumatism, timely operation may be the means of averting a fatal issue, providing the source of hemorrhage can be localized and is determined to be in an accessible situation. Such a case has recently been reported by Dr. Lucius W. Hotchkiss,2 and is worthy of notice by reason of its successful outcome.

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