Table 3

Complications following treatment or underlying SAH
With Hydrocephalus Without Hydrocephalus P-value
Initial hydrocephalus Subsequent hydrocephalus
N = 82 N = 22 N = 64
Complications following underlying SAH
Cerebral infarctions 18 7 13 0.528
Vasospasm 16 4 8 0.518
Rebleeding during hospitalization 10 3 3 0.241
Seizure 11 5 9 0.537
Diabetes inspidus 1 2 0 0.018
Hyponatremia 10 5 2 0.022
Arrhythmia 1 1 1 0.570
Intracerebral hemorrhage 14 4 11 0.992
Intraventricular hemorrhage 42 6 5 <0.0001
Complications following treatment
Pneumonia 21 9 4 0.001
Postoperative intracerebral hemorrhage 5 6 4 0.005
Shunt infections 5 2 --
Over-shunting 1 2 --
Shunt obstruction 12 6 --

Abbreviations: SAH, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage;--, not done.

Wang et al.

Wang et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12:12   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-12

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