Traumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Associated With Acupuncture

Authors

  • Yuji Tsukazaki MD,

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan (Y. Tsukazaki); Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Japan (T. Inagaki, Y. Yamanouchi, and K. Kawamoto); Department of Neurosurgery, Daiwa Hospital, Suita, Japan (N. Oka).
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  • Takayuki Inagaki MD,

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan (Y. Tsukazaki); Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Japan (T. Inagaki, Y. Yamanouchi, and K. Kawamoto); Department of Neurosurgery, Daiwa Hospital, Suita, Japan (N. Oka).
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  • Yasuo Yamanouchi MD,

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan (Y. Tsukazaki); Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Japan (T. Inagaki, Y. Yamanouchi, and K. Kawamoto); Department of Neurosurgery, Daiwa Hospital, Suita, Japan (N. Oka).
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  • Keiji Kawamoto MD,

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan (Y. Tsukazaki); Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Japan (T. Inagaki, Y. Yamanouchi, and K. Kawamoto); Department of Neurosurgery, Daiwa Hospital, Suita, Japan (N. Oka).
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  • Nubuyuki Oka MD

    1. From the Department of Neurosurgery, Tsukazaki Hospital, Himeji, Japan (Y. Tsukazaki); Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, Moriguchi, Japan (T. Inagaki, Y. Yamanouchi, and K. Kawamoto); Department of Neurosurgery, Daiwa Hospital, Suita, Japan (N. Oka).
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Erratum Volume 48, Issue 10, 1550, Article first published online: 19 November 2008

  • Conflict of interest: None

T. Inagaki, Department of Neurosurgery, Kansai Medical University, 10-15, Fumizono-cho, Moriguchi, Osaka 570-8507, Japan.

Abstract

Subarachnoid hemorrhage as a complication of acupuncture has been reported in only a few cases. We report another case and discuss the implications of subarachnoid hemorrhage following acupuncture. Although acupuncture has traditionally been thought to be relatively safe, physicians should be aware that it may be a cause of intracranial hemorrhage.

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