Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Aliakbar Sahraei


Severe headache.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Extensive subarachnoid blood is demonstrated not only around the circle of Willis but also extending up into right Sylvian fissure and over the convexities. In addition blood has filled the pre-pontine and cerebellopontine cisterns.

Case Discussion

In this case cerebral angiography was performed and bilateral MCA aneurysms were seen. An aneurysm is a focal abnormal dilatation of a blood vessel. Cerebral aneurysms are true aneurysms mostly located near the skull base.

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Case information

rID: 42673
Case created: 2nd Feb 2016
Last edited: 7th May 2016
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