Cerebellar haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Ayush Goel


Ataxia and impaired consciousness. Uncontrolled hypertension and previous small intracranial (corona radiata) haemorrhage a year ago.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male

Findings :

  • hyperdense area, measuring 39 x 27 mm, seen in the right cerebellar hemisphere and vermis with mild surrounding edema. No evidence of intraventricular extension. 
  • gliotic area in the left corona radiata (corresponds to old intracranial haemorrhage)
  • lacunar infarcts in bilateral basal ganglia
  • age related atrophic changes. 

Case Discussion

The case represents cerebellar haemorrhage in a known hypertensive patient. 

A cerebellar haemorrhage is a form of intracranial haemorrhage and is most frequently seen in the setting of poorly controlled hypertension, although the can of course also be secondary to an underlying lesion

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Case information

rID: 25809
Published: 10th Nov 2013
Last edited: 4th Mar 2016
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