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Comment & Response
May 2017

A New Sign of Intracerebral Hematoma Expansion

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China
JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(5):608-609. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.0070

To the Editor We read with interest the article by Boulouis et al1 describing that the absence, not the presence, of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) was associated with larger spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in both ICH types and with hemorrhage expansion in the lobar ICH group. This result is different from previous studies that found that the presence of more CMBs was associated with higher ICH volumes. This discrepancy may be because of some of the following aspects.

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