Recurrent subarachnoid bleeding and superficial siderosis in a patient with histopathologically proven cerebral amyloid angiopathy

Cesare Colosimo, Simona Gaudino, Vincenzo Arena, Paolo Profice, Fabio Pilato, Vincenzo Di Lazzaro, Gm Della, A Pavone

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Abstract

A 68-year-old man with a history of hypertension presented with recurrent subarachnoid bleeding. Brain MRI showed superficial siderosis, and diagnostic cerebral angiograms did not show any intracranial vascular malformation or arterial aneurism. Post mortem neuropathological examination of the brain was consistent with a diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Clinicians should be aware that cerebral amyloid angiopathy should be considered in patients with unexplained recurrent subarachnoid bleeding, even in cases without familial clustering or transthyretin variant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Neurology
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • neurosurgery
  • subarachnoid bleeding

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