Letters Subarachnoid haemorrhage

Importance of lumbar puncture in diagnosing subarachnoid haemorrhage

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7578 (Published 23 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7578
  1. Chris E Uff, neurosurgeon1,
  2. Catriona Harrison, specialist registrar in emergency medicine2
  1. 1King’s College Hospital, London SE5 9RS, UK
  2. 2Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  1. chrisuff{at}hotmail.com

The recent National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) report into the management of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in the UK was published on 22 November and subsequently reported in the BMJ.1 2 One of its main …

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