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Subarachnoid
Haemorrhage

     

  • LB
    Morgenstern, H Luna-Gonzales, JC Huber, Jr et al [
    Univ of Texas, Houston]

    Worst
    Headache and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage : Prospective,
    Modern Computed Tomography and Spinal Fluid Analysis

    Ann Emerg Med 32; 297-304, 1998

       

    The
    ability of modern head CT to exclude subarachnoid
    Hemorrhage [SAH] was investigated.

       

    The
    authors conclude that patients reporting the “worst
    headaches of their lives” should undergo
    noncontrast head CT. If the CT result is negative,
    patients should undergo lumbar puncture. Undiagnosed
    SAH would have devastating consequences like acute
    rupture of an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation.
    It is stressed that though lumbar puncture is painful
    and uncomfortable, it is diagnostically more
    informative than modern head CT.

          

 



 

 

Speciality Spotlight

 

 
Neurology
 

 

Subarachnoid Haemorrhage
     

  • LB Morgenstern, H Luna-Gonzales, JC Huber, Jr et al [ Univ of Texas, Houston]
    Worst Headache and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage : Prospective, Modern Computed Tomography and Spinal Fluid Analysis
    Ann Emerg Med 32; 297-304, 1998
       
    The ability of modern head CT to exclude subarachnoid Hemorrhage [SAH] was investigated.
       
    The authors conclude that patients reporting the “worst headaches of their lives” should undergo noncontrast head CT. If the CT result is negative, patients should undergo lumbar puncture. Undiagnosed SAH would have devastating consequences like acute rupture of an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. It is stressed that though lumbar puncture is painful and uncomfortable, it is diagnostically more informative than modern head CT.
          

 

 

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