2015, Number 4
An Med Asoc Med Hosp ABC 2015; 60 (4)
Vázquez OJ, Canseco CNF, Acosta DJR, González EAC
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ABSTRACTThere are many causes of delayed awakening from anesthesia; and among them, intracranial hemorrhages, which occur infrequently. These are life-threatening conditions during the perioperative period and involve a wide range of causes, among them, the rupture of an arteriovenous malformation or rupture of an aneurysm. Since it is a rare entity, many times the diagnosis is made by exclusion; it relies upon clinical judgment and imaging, and treatment may be expectant or surgical, according to the case.