Coagulopathy related intracerebral haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Mudgal


The patient has suffering from malaria complicated by DIC and presented with unconsciousness.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

There are multiple well defined discrete areas of blood attenuation are seen in the bilateral supratentorial brain parenchyma suggestive of intracranial intraparenchymal haemorrhage.

Basal ganglia, posterior fossa structures, ventricular system and basal cisterns are unremarkable.

Impression: Multiple descrete bilateral supratentorial intraparenchymal cerebral haemorrhage.

Case Discussion

Imaging features in most coagulopathies are similar. Although bleeding can occur at any location, the most common site in these patients is supratentorial and intraparenchymal1.  

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Case information

rID: 26118
Published: 29th Nov 2013
Last edited: 17th Jan 2016
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