Turkish Neurosurgery 2020 , Vol 30 , Num 4
A New Practical Intracerebral Hematoma Volume Calculation Method and Comparison to simple ABC/2
Ferhat CUCE1,Gokalp TULUM2,Ozgur DANDIN3,Tuncer ERGIN1,Omer KARADAS4,Onur OSMAN2
1Gulhane Education and Training Hospital, Department of Radiology, Ankara, Turkey
2Istanbul Arel University, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey
3Gulhane Education and Training Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
4Gulhane Education and Training Hospital, Department of Neurology, Ankara, Turkey
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. Keywords : Brain, Cerebral hemorrhage, Computed tomography, Volume, Calculation, ABC/2

Corresponding author : Omer KARADAS, dromerkaradas@gmail.com