Nontraumatic subarachnoid haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Sachintha Hapugoda


Sudden onset severe headache with nausea and vomiting. No neurological deficits.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Small volume right superior frontal lobe subarachnoid haemorrhage. No intra-ventricular or parenchymal haemorrhage present. No evidence of mass effect of midline shift.

Case Discussion

This is a case of non-traumatic spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage. There was no CTA evidence of cerebral aneurysm. Vasculitic and coagulation screens negative. Patient was not on blood thinners. Cause remains uncertain. Patient improved with conservative management with no further episodes.

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Case information

rID: 50620
Published: 13th Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Jan 2017
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