Karen G. Hirsch

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  • Occurrence of Perimesencephalic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage During Pregnancy NEUROCRITICAL CARE Hirsch, K. G., Froehler, M. T., Huang, J., Ziai, W. C. 2009; 10 (3): 339-343


    Perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage (P-SAH) is a benign subset of subarachnoid hemorrhage with a favorable prognosis and low rate of re-bleeding. Risk factors may include hypertension and tobacco use, but it has not previously been reported during pregnancy.We report two cases of P-SAH in pregnant women, a 40-year-old female, 8-weeks pregnant and a 37-year-old female at 35 weeks gestational age.CT scan confirmed P-SAH in both cases. CT angiography in one case and cerebral angiogram in the other did not reveal aneurysm or other potential bleeding source. The patients underwent transcranial Doppler ultrasound monitoring without evidence of vasospasm.P-SAH hemorrhage may occur during early or late pregnancy. We do not propose an increased risk of P-SAH during pregnancy. The clinical course appears favorable and CT angiography alone may be considered the preferred diagnostic test to assess for aneurysm in first trimester pregnancy.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s12028-009-9189-9

    View details for Web of Science ID 000266328900013

    View details for PubMedID 19184552

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