Secondary intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage due to spinal missile injury.

Fresh intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage may occur secondary to blast-type injury of the spinal cord. This phenomenon is demonstrated in four cases of gunshot and shotgun wounds involving the spinal column. The significance of such a finding is that the subarachnoid hemorrhage should not be construed to represent an independent injury. Such an erroneous… CONTINUE READING