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Hunt-Hess classification (William Edward Hunt)

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A classification system for intracranial aneurysms. It has five grades:

1. Asymptomatic or patient has a mild headache and possibly a stiff neck.
2. Moderate to severe headache, nuchal rigidity, can have oculomotor palsy - patient is fully awake and alert.
3. Drowsy patient is confused, frequently mild focal signs.
4. Stupor, moderate to severe hemiparesis, and early decerebrate posturing
5. Coma, moribund, and/or extensor posturing. Patient will probably die within a few hours no matter what is done medically and/or surgically.

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