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2020 Jan-Dec

Acute Med Surg



Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome: the importance of follow-up imaging within 2 weeks.


Fukaguchi K, Goto T, Fukui H, Sekine I, Yamagami H
Acute Med Surg. 2020 Jan-Dec; 7(1):e559.
PMID: 32904795.


In patients with thunderclap headaches, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) should be considered as a differential diagnosis. However, RCVS diagnosis in the emergency department (ED) remains challenging. This report describes the clinical features and factors related to RCVS diagnosis and suggests diagnostic strategies for its management.