Can computed tomography angiography of the brain replace lumbar puncture in the evaluation of acute-onset headache after a negative noncontrast cranial computed tomography scan?

@article{McCormack2010CanCT,
  title={Can computed tomography angiography of the brain replace lumbar puncture in the evaluation of acute-onset headache after a negative noncontrast cranial computed tomography scan?},
  author={Robert F. McCormack and Alan Hutson},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          444-51
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The primary goal of evaluation for acute-onset headache is to exclude aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Noncontrast cranial computed tomography (CT), followed by lumbar puncture (LP) if the CT is negative, is the current standard of care. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the brain has become more available and more sensitive for the detection of cerebral aneurysms. This study addresses the role of CT/CTA versus CT/LP in the diagnostic workup of acute-onset headache… CONTINUE READING
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