Hugh P. Sims-Williams, Daniel Weinberg, Changez K. Jadun, Howard L. Brydon
Abstract:A young man with Fisher grade IV subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) underwent aneurysm coiling following external ventriculostomy. Coiling was complicated by thrombus formation and parent vessel occlusion necessitating anti-platelet therapy. Several hours after anti-platelet therapy, catastrophic haemorrhage associated with the ventriculostomy tract occurred. Timing and location of haemorrhage suggest combined anti-platelet therapy and ventriculostomy may have been causal. The literature on ventriculostomy haemorr…
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