Isolated central nervous system angiitis first presenting as spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage

Neurosurgery. 1987 Feb;20(2):310-5. doi: 10.1227/00006123-198702000-00019.


Two cases of isolated central nervous system angiitis presenting as spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage are reported. The usefulness and limitations of cortical/leptomeningeal biopsy in this condition is described. Emphasis is placed on the clinical awareness of this unusual association to ensure early recognition and prompt management with immunosuppressive therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / diagnosis*