Subarachnoid haemorrhage following rupture of an ophthalmic artery aneurysm presenting as traumatic brain injury

Pieter E. Vos, Marike Zwienenberg-Lee, Kirk L. O'Hannian, Jan Paul Muizelaar

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Abstract

Head trauma may provoke subarachnoid haemorrhage. The question sometimes arises whether in patients with trauma and subarachnoid haemorrhage the latter is of traumatic or aneurysmal origin. We present a 49-year-old patient who fell from a truck, struck his head and was unconscious immediately. On the brain computed tomography (CT) scan subarachnoid haemorrhage was present, initially diagnosed as of traumatic origin. Four-vessel angiography revealed rupture of a left ophthalmic artery aneurysm. We review the literature and give recommendations for angiography in patients with trauma and subarachnoid haemorrhage. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2000

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain injury
  • Head injury
  • Ophthalmic artery
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Neurology

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