Category: VascularComplications of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Cerebral VasospasmLytle, Richard A. Jr., M.D.; Diringer, Michael M.D.; Dacey, Ralph G. Jr., M.D. Author Information Dr. Lytle is Chief Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery; Dr. Diringer is Associate Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, Director, Neurology and Neurological Surgery Intensive Care Unit, and Head, Neurological Critical Care Section; and Dr. Dacey is Henry G. and Edith R. Schwartz Professor, and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8057, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110; E-mail: [email protected]. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.* University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams Editorial Board: Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D. Evandro De Oliveira, M.D. Curtis A. Dickman, M.D. Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D. John Fox, M.D. Allan Friedman, M.D. Douglas Kondziolka, M.D. Mark Linskey, M.D. Tom Origitano, M.D. Glenn Pait, M.D. Kalmon Post, M.D. Chandra Sen, M.D. Robert Solomon, M.D. Martin Weiss, M.D. Gazi YasÂ,argil, M.D. * Dr. Krisht has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Contemporary Neurosurgery: March 15, 2004 - Volume 26 - Issue 5 - p 1-6 Buy Abstract Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: Discuss the pathogenesis and risk factors associated with vasospasm. Explain the difference between angiographic and clinical vasospasm. Recall the differential diagnosis for mental status changes in the setting of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Create a paradigm for the treatment of vasospasm in a symptomatic patient. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.