Angiopathie amyloïde cérébrale: Un diagnostic difficile en réanimation

Translated title of the contribution: Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is difficult to diagnose in the intensive care unit

J. Grèze, P. Bouzat, S. Grand, J. F. Payen, O. Detante

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Abstract

Cerebral amyloid angiopathy is a common cause of intracerebral haemorrhage in elderly patients. The diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy is based on the Boston criteria combining clinical and radiological criteria with no other cause of intracerebral haemorrhage. We describe the case of a 60-year-old female admitted to the intensive care unit for agitation and spatial disorientation. She had multiple intracerebral haematomas on brain CT scan. Typical cerebral microbleeds using MRI and the absence of other cause of intracerebral haemorrhage argued in favour of the diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. The patient outcome was favourable with a discharge from the intensive care unit on day 16.

Translated title of the contributionCerebral amyloid angiopathy is difficult to diagnose in the intensive care unit
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)933-936
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation
Volume30
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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