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February 1984

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Precipitated by Cocaine Snorting

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neurology, Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Clinical Campus, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New Hyde Park.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(2):223-224. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050140125041

• We studied two cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage that occurred within several minutes of "snorting" cocaine. In one case the bleeding was from an anterior communicating artery aneurysm, and in the other case from an arteriovenous malformation in the temporoparietal region. To our knowledge, this hazard of cocaine abuse has not been previously reported.

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