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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

Louis R. Caplan

in Stroke

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Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780199739141
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322978 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199739141.003.013

Series: What Do I Do Now

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)

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Although there are multiple potential causes of bleeding into the subarachnoid space, rupture of an intracranial aneurysm is by far the most important. Recognition of the typical syndrome and identification of the bleeding lesion must be accomplished quickly and accurately. Rebleeding and vasoconstriction are the most important complications.

Chapter.  1420 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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