Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Extra Investigation Might Be Necessary in High-Risk CT-Negative Cerebrovascular Cases

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Mohammad Sami Walid | Nadezhda Zaytseva

Journal: Neuroscience & Medicine
ISSN 2158-2912

Volume: 04;
Issue: 02;
Start page: 108;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Subdural Hematoma | Intracerebral Hemorrhage | Warfarin | Perfusion CT

ABSTRACT
Cerebrovascular accidents occur in elderly patients in whom neurodegenerative changes increase the risk of vascular permeation and concomitant intracranial bleeding. In rare cases, intracerebral massive hemorrhage happens in hospitalized patients with apparently stable clinical picture. We report two cases illustrating this phenomenon, discuss the possible pathomechanism involved in those tragic incidents and suggest possible prevention measures for these patients. A negative CT image in a patient with neurological symptoms, especially who are on warfarin with or without considerably elongated coagulation time, may be subject to a sudden intracranial hemorrhage. Microvascular abnormalities might be detected on perfusion CT imaging and should therefore be performed in all CT negative patients with close observation for 24 hours before contemplating discharge.
Save time & money - Smart Internet Solutions     

Tango Rapperswil
Tango Rapperswil