Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr David Puebla

Presentation

Severe headache, seizures and loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female
CT

CT Brain

CT image shows diffuse subarachnoid haemorrhage in all basal cisterns, bilateral sylvian fissure and interhemispheric fissure

Case Discussion

This case shows a typical subarachnoid hemorrhage. The origin of it is variable and may be due to vascular problems, ruptured intracranial aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), tumors that can bleed into the subarachnoid space and trauma.

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Case information

rID: 22377
Case created: 28th Mar 2013
Last edited: 8th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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