Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Subarachnoid haemorrhage of unknown aetiology
  1. R. D. Hayward
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Atkinson Morley's Hospital, London

    A clinical and radiological study of 51 cases


    A detailed clinical and radiological study of 51 patients presenting with a subarachnoid haemorrhage, for which no cause could be found, has been described. Although selection for full investigation has favoured the inclusion of younger and fitter patients, analysis of the information obtained suggests that haemorrhage could be due to: (a) aneurysms undergoing thrombosis at the time of haemorrhage, in which subsequent recanalisation will produce a low incidence of further bleeding; (b) minute (2 mm) aneurysms, destroyed at the time of haemorrhage and posing no subsequent threat.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    A clinical and radiological study of 51 cases