Large Amount of Cannabis Ingestion Resulting in Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Case Report

Kunakorn Atchaneeyasakul, Luis F. Torres, Amer Malik

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Abstract

Although multiple cases of cannabis-associated ischemic stroke have been reported, there are only 2 reported cases of hemorrhagic stroke with an associated cerebral vasoconstriction. To our knowledge, we present the first case of basal ganglia hemorrhage after a large-volume oral ingestion of cannabis without other identified risk factors. In our case, cerebral digital subtraction angiography within 24 hours of presentation did not reveal vasoconstriction leading to a possible alternative explanation for hemorrhagic stroke, including cannabis-induced transient arterial hypertension and autoregulation disruption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e138-e139
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cannabis
  • intracerebral hemorrhage
  • intraventricular recombinant tissue plasminogen activator
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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