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Dec 2011

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome and Hemorrhagic Events: Who Precedes Whom?

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Neurology, First Hospital of Jilin University (Drs Zhang, Yang, and Wu) and Department of Neurosurgery, Second Hospital of Jilin University (Dr Wang), Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Arch Neurol. 2011;68(12):1614-1615. doi:10.1001/archneur.68.12.1614-b

Singhal et al1 reported a cohort of 139 patients with reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) and concluded that patients with RCVS have a unique set of clinical imaging features, with no significant differences between subgroups. This study again reveals a high incidence of hemorrhagic events in RCVS. However, we have some concern regarding the causes of hemorrhagic complications in RCVS.