Journal article

Convexity Subarachnoid Hemorrhage with PiB Positive Pet Scans: Clinical Features and Prognosis

John V Ly, Shaloo Singhal, Christopher C Rowe, Peter Kempster, Simon Bower, Thanh G Phan

JOURNAL OF NEUROIMAGING | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) has been reported to present as convexity subarachnoid hemorrhage (cSAH). Lesser known is that cSAH can herald intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and ischemic lesions. We present seven new cases with (11) C-Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positive positron emission tomography (PET) scans including two with biopsy, review the literature and comment on clinical and radiological findings. METHODS: Patients with cSAH identified on CT, underwent MR imaging and MR angiography to exclude intracranial aneurysm. Nonaneurysmal cSAH were further prospectively evaluated for amyloid angiopathy using PiB. Clinical and radiological features of cSAH, subsequent ICH and ..

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