Subarachnoid haemorrhage associated with an intrathecal catheter

W. Caleb Rutledge, Brandon A. Miller, Mark J. Dannenbaum, Robert E. Gross, Daniel L. Barrow

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Although 15 to 20 percent of patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) do not have a vascular lesion on four-vessel cerebral angiography, venous injury is a potential cause. This case describes an intracranial catheter associated with nonaneurysmal SAH. It suggests that intrathecal catheters can cause vascular injury, and that nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic SAH may be due to injury of small blood vessels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-924
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Complications
  • Intrathecal catheters
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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