Nonaneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Review of Clinical Course and Outcome in Two Hemorrhage Patterns

Linda L. Herrmann; Joseph M. Zabramski


J Neurosci Nurs. 2007;39(6):135-142. 

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Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Pattern

The aneurysmal hemorrhage pattern involves more than the prepontine cisterns. This pattern mimics aneurysmal rupture, with the presence of one or more of the following: subarachnoid blood distributed in the carotid cisterns, Sylvian fissure(s), and interhemispheric fissure. Hydrocephalus may also be present on the initial CT scan.