Fatal intracranial haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

GCS 9.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
CT

Innumerable, mostly intra-parenchymal, haemorrhages throughout the cerebral hemispheres, brainstem and cerebellum. Early hydrocephalus. Midline shift to the left. 

Case Discussion

This patient had an acute leukaemia with profound thrombocytopaenia, and passed away shortly after this scan. Intracranial haemorrhage is the most common haemorrhagic cause of death in these patients. 

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Case information

rID: 46343
Case created: 1st Jul 2016
Last edited: 4th Jul 2016
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