Benign CNS arteriopathy

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

A number of thunderclap headaches over a period of weeks. No blood or xanthochromia on CSF.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

CTA

Initial CTA appears unremarkable with no vascular changes.

CT

CTA brain (soon after episode of headache)

Repeat CTA three days later, after a further headache revealed marked beading of all intracranial branches, best demonstrated in the ACAs. An occipital infarct is also evident.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with benign CNS arteriopathy.

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Case information

rID: 4425
Case created: 23rd Aug 2008
Last edited: 25th Oct 2015
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