Subdural hematomas due to ruptured cerebral aneurysms: angiographic diagnosis and potential pitfall for CT

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1978 Mar;130(3):507-9. doi: 10.2214/ajr.130.3.507.


Two patients with subdural hematoma secondary to rupture of intracranial aneurysms are described. Computed tomography and plain skull films are generally the examination of choice for the patient with significant head trauma. In selected patients, however, cerebral angiography in place of, or along with, computed tomography may be necessary to demonstrate an underlying cause for the subdural hematoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / complications
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Angiography*
  • Female
  • Hematoma, Subdural / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hematoma, Subdural / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*