Cerebellar haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr RC


Sudden onset of headache with nausea and vomiting.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

CT Brain

Posterior fossa haemorrhage involving the right side cerebellar hemisphere. It extends medially, involving the 4th ventricle. Intra-ventricular blood noted within the 4th, 3rd and right lateral ventricle 

Mild cerebellar tonsillar herniation noted at the foramen magnum with compression of the brainstem due to the mass effect of the haemorrhage.

Dilatation of temporal horn of lateral ventricles, representing early hydrocephalus

Case Discussion

A case of an elderly patient with hypertension presenting with large cerebellar hemorrhage with early tonsillar herniation.

Given the rapidity of the bleed and the comorbidities, the patient received palliative care.  

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Case information

rID: 32511
Case created: 29th Nov 2014
Last edited: 11th Aug 2016
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