, Volume 36, Issue 6, pp 422–425 | Cite as

The value of MRI in angiogram-negative intracranial haemorrhage

  • S. A. Renowden
  • A. J. Molyneux
  • P. Anslow
  • J. V. Byrne
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


In one year, cerebral angiograms were performed for intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) on 334 patients. No cause for haemorrhage could be identified in 41 (12%), 30 of whom had predominantly subarachnoid (SAH) and 11 predominantly parenchymal haemorrhage (PH). These patients were prospectively examined by cranial MRI 1–6 weeks after the ictus. The MRI studies were positive in 7 patients (17%). In the 30 patients examined after SAH, 2 studies were positive, showing an aneurysm in one case and a brain stem lesion of uncertain actiology in the other. In those examined after PH, cavernous angiomas were shown in 2, a tumour in 1 and a vascular malformation in another; useful diagnostic information was thus obtained in 36% of this group.

Key words

MRI Angiogram negative intracranial haemorrhage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Renowden
    • 1
  • A. J. Molyneux
    • 1
  • P. Anslow
    • 1
  • J. V. Byrne
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyRadeliffe InfirmaryOxfordUK

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