Altered mental status in a patient with known hypertension.
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Left nodular haemorrhagic area in pons.
Hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhages are common. In fact hypertension is the most common cause of intracerebral haemorrhages. They can be conveniently divided according to their typical locations which include, in order of frequency:
- basal ganglia haemorrhage (especially the putamen)
- thalamic haemorrhage
- pontine haemorrhage
- cerebellar haemorrhage
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