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Spinal arachnoiditis (SA) is an extremely rare and delayed complication of intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). SA is an inflammatory process leading to chronic fibrosis of the spinal cord. Possible pathophysiology is a two-staged disease of initial inflammatory reaction secondary to SAH, followed by a “free interval phase” prior to delayed adhesive phase (i.e. SA). The clinical course can be complicated and is the cause of major morbidity.
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Atallah, MD, Elias; Dang, Sophia; Rahm, Sage; Chalouhi, MD, Nohra; Tjoumakaris, Stavropoula MD; Rosenwasswer MD, Robert H.; and Jabbour, Pascal MD, "Rare Case of Diffuse Spinal Arachnoiditis Following a Complicated Vertebral Artery Dissection" (2018). Department of Neurosurgery Posters. 10.