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Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage as a predictable indicator of delayed ischemic symptoms.
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PMID:  8622149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report provides findings of an investigation of the influence of traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage on the development of delayed cerebral ischemia caused by vasospasm. The authors prospectively studied 130 patients with closed-head trauma, who exhibited subarachnoid blood on admission computerized tomography (CT) scans. Ten (7.7%) of these patients developed delayed ischemic symptoms between Days 4 and 16 after the head injury. They consisted of three (3.0%) of 101 patients with small amounts of subarachnoid blood and seven (24.1%) of 29 patients with massive quantities of subarachnoid blood on admission CT scans. In each of the 10 patients, severe vasospasm was demonstrated by angiography performed soon after development of ischemic symptoms. There was a close correlation between the main site of the subarachnoid blood and the location of severe vasospasm. In seven of the patients, follow-up CT scans showed development of focal ischemic areas in the cerebral territories corresponding to the vasospastic arteries. These results demonstrate that traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, especially if massive, is a predictable indicator of delayed ischemic symptoms.
M Taneda; K Kataoka; F Akai; T Asai; I Sakata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-19     Completed Date:  1996-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  762-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / radiography*
Brain Ischemia / etiology*
Cerebral Angiography
Middle Aged
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / complications,  radiography*
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comment In:
J Neurosurg. 1997 Jul;87(1):134-6   [PMID:  9202286 ]

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