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Subarachnoid haemorrhage in children caused by cerebral tumour.
  1. G Wong,
  2. N W Knuckey,
  3. S S Gubbay
  1. Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.


    Subarachnoid haemorrhage in children is uncommon. In a review of 110 children with an intracranial tumour over a 20 year period there were four patients (3.6%) who presented with the typical features of a subarachnoid haemorrhage. During the same period of time there were 15 children who presented with subarachnoid haemorrhage of which 26% were secondary to a cerebral tumour. This study suggests that cerebral tumour is a common cause of subarachnoid haemorrhage in children.

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