Haemorrhagic infarct vs intracerebral haemorrhage

Dr Aditya Shetty et al.

Haemorrhagic infarct or haemorrhagic transformation of an infarct is seen to occur secondary to the 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
Tags: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemorrhagic infarction vs intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Hemorrhagic infarct vs intracerebral hemorrhage

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