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December 1973

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Infancy Due to Brain Tumor

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(6):447-448. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490300109019

A 6-month-old infant had two episodes of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Diagnostic studies and craniotomy revealed that the hemorrhages were due to a hemangiopericytoma of the left parieto-occipital region. A literature review has located only three prior cases of brain tumor, with subarachnoid hemorrhage as the initial symptom, during the first two years of life. None of these was a hemangiopericytoma. This tumor is exceedingly rare in infancy.