Acute onset of headache in an adolescent

Angeliki Pastroma, Efthymia Alexopoulou, Nikolaos L Kelekis


A 16-year-old male was referred to out hospital following a three-day history of acute onset of headache. A brain computed tomography (CT) was performed at an outside institution (Figs. 1-3). His physical examination was unremarkable, including neurological assessment. There was no history of trauma or discoagulation syndrome.

Further workup with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (Figs. 4-6) was performed two days after the initial CT scan.


arachnoid cyst; subdural haematoma; spontaneous haemorrhage; computed tomography; magnetic resonance imaging

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