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Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm - Case 6

A 28 year-old man developed the lightening onset of an explosive headache followed by nausea and vomiting.

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Left Internal Carotid Angiogram. (Left) AP view; (Right) Lateral Oblique View. Note the large anterior communication artery aneurysm. Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage is most often caused by a ruptured aneurysm.  They usually present with sudden headache, nausea, and vomiting, often associated with signs of increased intracranial pressure. The anterior communicating artery is a common location for aneurysms.

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