AVM bleeding - cerebral

Case contributed by Dr Stefan Ludwig


50 year old male with acute onset of severe headache.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Cranial CT shows intracerebral hemorrhage in the right occipital lobe and extension of parenchymal bleeding into the ventricles.


CT angiogram

It shows an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) fed by the right posterior cerebral artery and is drained by a single vein into the superior sagittal sinus.

Case Discussion

When ICH is seen in an atypical demographic or location an underlying lesion (such as an AVM or tumor) should be considered and further imaging is required. 

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Case information

rID: 13919
Published: 30th May 2011
Last edited: 1st Oct 2016
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