|Year : 1998 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 313--315
Haemorrhage during cranial CT : spontaneous or contrast related?
S Joseph, S Saluja, AK Gupta, C Kesavadas, KG Ramakrishnan
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India
Two cases of haemorrhage during cranial computed tomography (CT) occurring during the enhancement phase of CT examination immediately after the administration of intravenous contrast medium are reported. In both cases, the preceding unenhanced scansshowed evidence of haemorrhage. The risk of aneurysmal rupture as a result of retching and vomiting induced by intravenous contrast is stressed. Judicious use of contrast enhanced CT is suggested in patients with suspected aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011
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