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J Neuroradiol. 2004 Sep;31(4):244-51.

[Neurologic emergencies].

[Article in French]

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Clinique Neurologique, Hôpital Salengro, CHRU de Lille, Cedex France.


Neurological symptoms are a very frequent cause of consultation in emergency units and require consultation with neurologists and neuroradiologists. The most frequent diagnoses are stroke syndrome, seizure, headache, confusion, meningitis and meningo-encephalitis, and facial palsy. The morbidity and mortality of neurological emergencies are strongly related to prompt medical management of the patients which often requires neuroimaging studies. The most common neurological emergencies will be reviewed.

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