Pathological and radiological correlation of subarachnoid hemorrhage in phencyclidine abuse. Case report

O. B. Boyko, P. C. Burger, E. R. Heinz

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Abstract

Although hypertension can be associated with phencyclidine (PCP) use, subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a rare result. The radiological and pathological findings are reported of a patient with acute SAH who had chromatographic evidence of PCP in his blood. The occurrence of SAH in a patient who uses PCP may be caused by a disrupted arterial vessel wall and/or vasospasm due to the pharmacological action of the drug on the cerebral vasculature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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