Cerebellar and intraventricular haemorrhage with obstructive hydrocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel



Patient Data

Age: 82 yrs
Gender: Female

Cerebellar haemorrhage (about 3.8 x 2.4 cm) with extension into the ventricles. There is obstructive hydrocephalus due to hematoma in the 4th ventricle, associated with periventricular CSF seepage.

Case Discussion

Cerebellar haemorrhage is a form of intracranial haemorrhage and is most frequently seen in the setting of poorly controlled hypertension, although this can of course also be secondary to an underlying lesion (e.g. tumour or vascular malformation) or due to supratentorial surgery (see remote cerebellar haemorrhage).

Larger bleeds can impair consciousness and obstruct the fourth ventricle resulting in obstructive hydrocephalus.

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Case information

rID: 33524
Published: 15th Jan 2015
Last edited: 30th Aug 2015
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