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STICHCardiology A clinical trial–Surgical Treatment for IntraCerebral Hemorrhage
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
STICHAcronym for Surgical Trial in Intracerebral Haemorrhage, an international randomised trial designed to compare the results of early surgery and conservative treatment in cases of spontaneous supratentorial haematomas. A trial report in 2005 suggested that early surgery offered no benefit, but technical advances in surgery are thought likely to challenge this view.
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