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Acute intracranial hemorrhage caused by acupuncture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10849036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 44-year-old Chinese man developed severe occipital headache, nausea, and vomiting during acupuncture treatment of the posterior neck for chronic neck pain. Computed tomography of the head showed hemorrhage in the fourth, third, and lateral ventricles. A lumbar puncture confirmed the presence of blood. Magnetic resonance angiography with gadolinium did not reveal any saccular aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations. The patient's headache resolved over a period of 28 days without any neurological deficits. Acupuncture of the posterior neck can cause acute intracranial hemorrhage.
D C Choo; G Yue
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0017-8748     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-12     Completed Date:  2000-07-12     Revised Date:  2009-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acupuncture Therapy / adverse effects*
Acute Disease
Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
Cerebral Ventriculography
Diagnosis, Differential
Gadolinium / diagnostic use
Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnosis
Intracranial Hemorrhages / cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*,  etiology*
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Neck Pain / therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Comment In:
Headache. 2001 Mar;41(3):328-9   [PMID:  11264701 ]

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