Spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage first from an intracranial and then from a spinal arteriovenous malformation. Case report.J Neurosurg. 1977 Dec; 47(6):965-8.JN
A patient presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) which was later totally removed at surgery. The patient presented again with a new SAH from a spinal AVM that was also totally removed at surgery. Coexistence of spinal and cerebral arteriovenous malformations are exceedingly rare and hemorrhage from each is not previously reported. This case emphasizes the importance of investigating the spinal canal in otherwise unexplained spontaneous SAH.