Haemorrhagic brain metastases

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Patient with known kidney malignancy. Rule out metastases.

Patient Data

Age: 72
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

CT-scan shows multiple cortical - subcortical hypodensities in both hemispheres. In the opercular frontal and parietal region, some of these hypodensities contain a hyperdense foci, compatible with hemorrhage. The patient was known for renal cell carcinoma and this is a typical example of hemorrhagic metastases.

Case Discussion

Primary malignancies responsible for hemorrhagicmetastases can be remembered using this mnemonic : 

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Case Information

rID: 18942
Case created: 28th Jul 2012
Last edited: 12th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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