Introduction on Hemorrhagic Stroke

  • Seung-Hoon LeeEmail author
Part of the Stroke Revisited book series (STROREV)


This chapter describes the definition and classification of hemorrhagic stroke and briefly its pathophysiology and causes. Hemorrhagic stroke, caused by a spontaneous rupture of intracranial blood vessels, includes intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, and subdural hemorrhage, but there has been no generally agreed classification systems like as those for ischemic stroke. In this chapter, I newly classify the subtypes of hemorrhagic stroke according to the pathophysiology as appropriate as possible.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologySeoul National University HospitalSeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Korean Cerebrovascular Research InstituteSeoulSouth Korea

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