Intraventricular blood

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Fell 2.5m and hit head.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Trace intraventricular haemorrhage is noted layering dependently in the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles. No parenchymal or subdural/extradural haemorrhage. Grey-white matter differentiation is preserved. Ventricles and sulci remain age-appropriate.

Left occipitoparietal and right temporo-occipital scalp haematomas noted. Undisplaced longitudinal sagittally orientated left occipital bone fracture (not shown) again noted.

Annotated image

Small amount of blood is seen as hyperdensity (yellow arrows) in the occipital horns of the lateral ventricles. 

Case Discussion

The occipital horns of the lateral ventricles is a good place to look for small amounts of intraventricular blood - look for a small triangle of hyperdensity. 

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Case information

rID: 28091
Published: 17th Mar 2014
Last edited: 8th Feb 2016
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