Reversible cerebral vasospasm syndrome

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


This elderly woman presented with a 10 day history of recurrent thunderclap headaches.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

Multifocal intracranial stenoses (arrows) are identified. No evidence of SAH, although two small right ICA aneurysms were demonstrated. 

Case Discussion

CSF examination was normal. The history and CTA findings, with multiple focal stenoses, is consistent with RCVS.

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Case information

rID: 4533
Published: 8th Sep 2008
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
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