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BACKGROUND: Spontaneous supratentorialintracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) has a high morbidity and mortality and places a significant burden on health and social services.The role and timing of operative neurosurgical intervention remain controversial and the practice and timing of surgery continue to be haphazard. METHODOLOGY: Our study was a descriptive study conducted at Civil hospital Karachi, Pakistan. Sample size was calculated. The sampling technique of our study was non probability. The data was collected and analyzed using spssvs 17. Data was observed for any descriptive and inferential statistics. RESULTS: There were 38 males (63.3%) and 22 females (36.7%). The mean age of patients was 52.7 years. 36 patients (60%) had right hemispheric hemorrhage while 24 patients (40%) had left hemispheric hemorrhage. 48 patients (80%) had typical putaminal hemorrhage while 6 (5%) patients had subcortical and 6 (5%) occipital bleed. Regarding the improvement of neurological status, 16 patients (26%) were able to perform daily activities. 9 patients (15%) were able to take care of themselves at home while 07 patients (11%) required partial care. 10 patients (16%) were vegetative and 18 (30%) patients died. CONCLUSION: Our study revealed that early evacuation of large hematoma resulted in short ICU and short hospital stay, less postoperative complications and overall good functional recovery particularly in middle aged and younger patients with non dominant hemispheric hemorrhage therefore early surgical intervention definitely has the role in the management of extensive intracerebral hemorrhage.

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