Basal ganglia hemorrhage

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

Headache.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
CT

There is a sizable hemorrhage centered in the left basal ganglia. No interventricular extension. No midline shift. Hypodensities within the right centrum semiovale and adjacent to the frontal horn of the right lateral ventricle likely relate to previous ischemia.

Case Discussion

This patient had a known history of poorly controlled hypertension, almost certainly the cause of this typical basal ganglia hemorrhage

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.