Objectives: The objective of this case report was to describe a rare presentation of corkscrew cerebral angiopathy presenting as subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH).
Methods: We present a young woman who presented with a thunderclap headache, found to have a nonaneurysmal SAH.
Results: Cerebral angiogram revealed corkscrew angiopathy in medium-sized vessels and multiple micro-occlusions with collateralization. No intracranial aneurysm was detected. Extensive workup for vasculitis and genetic causes for vasculopathy was unrevealing. The patient had no neurologic deficits, and her symptoms resolved.
Discussion: This is an extremely rare presentation of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to corkscrew angiopathy.
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