Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Case contributed by David Puyó


Severe headache, seizures and loss of consciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

CT Brain


CT image shows diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage 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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