Haemorrhagic infarct vs intracerebral haemorrhage

Haemorrhagic infarct or haemorrhagic transformation of an infarct is seen following breakdown of the lamina of the microvessels.

Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) may overlap with a haemorrhagic infarct and hence needs to be differentiated as the line of treatment will vary.

Differentiating points
Haemorrhagic infarct
  • areas of infarct remote from the site of haemorrhagic infarct
  • on perfusion imaging, the centre of the haematoma corresponds to highest risk of infarction
  • evidence of occlusive disease on TOF imaging
Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • on perfusion imaging, the region of the deficit does not extend beyond the region of infarct
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rID: 42512
Section: Approach
Tag: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemorrhagic infarction vs intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Hemorrhagic infarct vs intracerebral hemorrhage

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