Subarachnoid haemorrhage: lethal

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Collapse, GCS of 3

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

Large subarachnoid haemorrhage with signs of svere hypoxic/ischaemic injury including loss of grey/white differentiation and gross mass effect.  Marked uncal herniation compressing the brainstem with linear Duret haemorrhage (arrow), distorted pons (arrow) and tonsillar hemiation (arrow).  Berry aneurysm seen arising from the right anterior communicating artery (arrow).

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Case information

rID: 17595
Case created: 28th Apr 2012
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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