ROY S. LEADINGHAM, M. D., F.A.C.P.
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Subarachnoid hemorrhage may be the primary cause of death following injury to the head, or may result from a variety of intracranial vascular lesions. Smith1 lists as the most common causes, aside from trauma: cerebral aneurysm, toxic infectious diseases, cerebral neoplasms, and hemorrhagic diseases. Neal2, reviewing thirty-five cases, gives the following causes:―
Head Injury 1
Hypertension (190 systolic) 1
Epidemic Meningitis 4
Hydrocephalus and Mitral Regurgitation 1
Mitral Lesion and Streptococcus Septicemia 2
Most of these cases were children or young adults, and he suggests the possibility of accounting for many of
LEADINGHAM RS. Superior Longitudinal Sinus Thrombosis With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Report of a Case1. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1584–1588. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-12-1584
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(12):1584-1588.
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