A New Practical Intracerebral Hematoma Volume Calculation Method and Comparison to simple ABC/2
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CitationCuce, F., Tulum, G., Dandin, O., Ergin, T., Karadas, O., & Osman, O. (2020). A New Practical Intracerebral Hematoma Volume Calculation Method and Comparison to simple ABC/2. Turkish Neurosurgery, 30(4), 520-526. doi:10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.25996-19.2
AIM: To find a more practical and effective formula than simple ABC/2 (sABC/2) to calculate the hematoma volume in patients with subdural and parenchymal haemorrhage. MATERIAL and METHODS: We reviewed the records of 157 patients who underwent brain computed tomography examinations for stroke from January to October 2017. Our method, sABC/2 formula, and the planimetric method (the gold standard) were used for measuring the volumes of hematoma.RESULTS: The concordance in brain hematoma volumes calculated by sABC/2 and the proposed method as compared to planimetry were 0.92 and 0.93, respectively (p<0.05). The proposed method calculates the subdural hematoma volumes much better than the conventional one, and the root mean square error (RMSE) values were 32.17 and 20.62 ml for sABC/2 and our new method, respectively, whereas the RMSE values for parenchymal hematomas were 25.01 and 20.46 ml for sABC/2 and our new method, respectively.CONCLUSION: Our new formula for calculating the volume of subdural and parenchymal hematomas is as practical as sABC/2 and allows the clinician to apply the method bedside.